The Beheading of St. John Baptist

Pen and ink, brush and sepia on light brown-gray paper | 1820-1850

Fortunato Duranti

St. John kneels at left. A pompously clothed man, his hat ornated with feathers, spurred boots, is turning the head of the saint into the right position. His left hand leans upon the uncovered sword. The scenery is a vaulted room with railed window a...
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