This article accompanies the fable
Life as Opera
Salome, as painted by Bavarian painter Franz von Stuck in 1906 when she was very much in vogue because of Mahler's opera the previous year. Von Stuck's paintings would later be admired by Hitler.
But he seems to have got his inspiration from Henri Regnault whose 1870 version is below left while his much more famous version is below right, sans head. Regnault was killed shortly afterwards in the Franco-Prussian War.
Below is another contemporary nude by popular Bavarian portrait painter Franz von Lenbach around 1902, two years before his death:
painted King Ludwig I of Bavaria in 1866, Wagner several times from 1872, as well as Bismarck many times, Liszt, Johann Strauss and other celebrities of the time.