The Beheading of Saint John the Baptist

Giuseppe Mazzuoli (called Bastarolo)ca. 1572

Musei di Arte Antica

Musei di Arte Antica
Ferrara, Italy

Here Bastarolo shows to be capable of combining elegance and vehemence, color and plasticity, creating a memorable composition, focused on the gesture of the executioner, caught in the act of sheathing the sword.


  • Title: The Beheading of Saint John the Baptist
  • Creator: Giuseppe Mazzuoli (called Bastarolo)
  • Date: ca. 1572
  • Location: Musei di Arte Antica (deposit ASP - Azienda Serivizi alla Persona, Ferrara)
  • Physical Dimensions: 232 x 159 cm
  • Provenance: Church and Orphanage for Girls of St. Barbara
  • Type: Painting
  • Medium: oil on panel

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