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Judith decapitating Holofernes with a sword. Line engraving by C. Galle after P.P. Rubens.

Rubens, Peter Paul, 1577-1640.

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Judith, a beautiful Judean widow, infiltrates the camp of the Assyrian army that besieges her city and seduces the chief captain, Holofernes. She beheads him after he has collapsed into a drunken sleep

Lettering

Cornelius Galle sculp.

Publication/Creation

[Antwerp] : Carolus Collaert.

Physical description

1 print : line engraving, with etching ; image 51.8 x 37.7 cm

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 42776i

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  • Latin


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