Judith mit dem Haupt des Holofernes

Judith mit dem Haupt des Holofernes

Artist
Simon Vouet
Dating
1620/25
More about this artwork
The beautiful and intelligent widow Judith cunningly gains access to Holofernes, the general of the enemy forces, and cuts off his head. By doing so, she changes the fate of her people: the Israelites from her native city then force King Nebuchadnezzar’s troups to take flight. Depictions of ancient and biblical heroines as half-length figures were popular during the Baroque period in series of paintings or as companion pieces. Some art historians consider this picture the work of an artist from the circle around Vouet in Rome.
Displayed
AP OG Saal XI
Inventory Number
2279
Birth year of the artist
1590
Year the artist deceased
1649
Dimensions of the object
97 x 73,5 cm
Material / Technology / Carrier
Leinwand
Genre
Malerei
Origin
1806 aus der Galerie Düsseldorf
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München
Citation
Simon Vouet, Judith mit dem Haupt des Holofernes, 1620/25, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/jWLpZea4KY (Last updated on 18.01.2022)

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