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Judith with a sword holding the head of Holofernes. Mezzotint by A. von Prenner after A. Varotari, il Padovanino, ca. 1720.

Padovanino, 1588-1648.
Date
[1720?]

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Credit: Judith with a sword holding the head of Holofernes. Mezzotint by A. von Prenner after A. Varotari, il Padovanino, ca. 1720. Credit: Wellcome Collection. Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)


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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

Lettering

Badoanino pinxit. ; V. Prenner incid. Alt. 4.0. lat. 30 unc.

Publication/Creation

[Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], [1720?]

Physical description

1 print : mezzotint ; image 21.6 x 16.1 cm

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 572998i

Reproduction note

After: a painting in the Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister, Dresden

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  • Latin


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