ARCIMBOLDO, Giuseppe
(b. 1526, Milano, d. 1593, Milano)

Scenes from the Life of St John the Baptist

1545
Fresco
San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore, Milan

Two of the frescoes, (The Naming of the Baptist and Salome Receiving the Baptist's Head) that adorn the side walls of the chapel dedicated to St John the Baptist in the public church of San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore are attributed to Giuseppe Arcimboldo and his father Biagio. The chapel, commissioned by Alfonso del Carretto and his brothers as a burial place of their mother Ginevra Bentovoglio, , wife of Giovanni II del Carretto. The chapel has an inscription on the walls with the date 1545.

The picture shows the scene Naming of the Baptist.




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