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File:Michelangelo Caravaggio 021.jpg

Title The beheading of St. John the Baptist
Date 1608
Medium oil on canvas
Dimensions 361 × 520 cm (142.1 × 204.7 in)
Altarpiece in the Oratory
Object history 1608: commissioned by Alof de Wignacourt, Grand Master, for the altar of St. John's Co-Cathedral.

Signature in the blood under St. John's neck: f. Michelang.o [Frater Michelangelo] [Brother Michelangelo]


Signature in the blood under St. John's neck: I. Michelang.o [I Michelangelo] [I, Michelangelo, did this]

(The reading is disputed.)
Source/Photographer The Yorck Project: 10.000 Meisterwerke der Malerei. DVD-ROM, 2002. ISBN 3936122202. Distributed by DIRECTMEDIA Publishing GmbH.
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Public domain The work of art depicted in this image and the reproduction thereof are in the public domain worldwide. The reproduction is part of a collection of reproductions compiled by The Yorck Project. The compilation copyright is held by Zenodot Verlagsgesellschaft mbH and licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
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