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Judith with a sword holding the head of Holofernes. Coloured lithograph by F. Hanfstaengel after A. Varotari, il Padovanino.

  • Padovanino, 1588-1648
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21511i
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Vorzüglichsten Gemälde der königlichen Galerie in Dresden.
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Description

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

Publication/Creation

Dresden (Koenigl. Gemaelde Galerie) : Franz Hanfstaengl.

Physical description

1 print : lithograph, with watercolour ; image 38 x 29.9 cm

Lettering

Judith. Original Gemälde von Alessandro Varotari gen. Padovanino. Auf Stein gez. v. F. Hanfstaengl. Gedruckt bei dem Herausgeber. Königl. Gemälde Galerie in Dresden. Herausgegeben v. Franz. Hanfstaengl.

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 21511i

Reproduction note

After: a painting in the Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister, Dresden

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  • German


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