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The Beheading of St John the Baptist: 107

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Current Location: Gallery 6 (Upper Marlay): Italian Art 14th-16th centuries


The Beheading of St John the Baptist


Painter: Aspertini, Amico (Attributed to)




History note: The Venerable J.C Hare, Archdeacon of Lewes

Measurements and weight

Height: 20.7 cm
Width: 29 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1855) by Hare, J. C., Mrs


Formerly attributed to Hans Sebald Beham, German School

Influenced by Florentine and Roman painting

School or Style

Ferrara-Bologna School

People, subjects and objects depicted

Materials used in production

Oil paint

Components of the work

Support composed of panel (wood)
Painted Surface Height 21.0 cm Width 27.9 cm

Techniques used in production

Painting (image-making) : Oil on panel

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 107
Primary reference Number: 112
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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