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Jael and Sisera Giuseppe Vermiglio (1585-1635)

Jael and Sisera

Giuseppe Vermiglio (1585-1635)

  • TITLE

    : Jael and Sisera
  • AUTHOR

    : Giuseppe Vermiglio (1585-1635)
  • DATE

    : c. 1621
  • TYPE

    : Painting
  • TECNIQUE

    : Oil on canvas
  • DIMENSIONS

    : 130 × 103 cm
  • SUBJECT

    : Grand genre
  • SCUOLA PITTORICA

    : 17th century painting
  • ROOM

    : 15

This work shows us the “mannish Jael” (maschia Giaele) as Manzoni referred to her, just as she breaks Sisera’s skull with the tent nail, as we read in the Book of Judges. We know nothing of the provenance of this painting, nor are there any documents that tell us when it came to the Ambrosiana. The work has been attributed to Giuseppe Vermiglio; it contains some Caravaggesque elements and appears to have been inspired by the same subject painted by Artemisia Gentileschi and now in Budapest.

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  • TITLE

    Jael and Sisera
  • AUTHOR

    Giuseppe Vermiglio (1585-1635)
  • DATE

    c. 1621
  • TYPE

    Painting
  • TECNIQUE

    Oil on canvas
  • DIMENSIONS

    130 × 103 cm
  • SUBJECT

    Grand genre
  • SCUOLA PITTORICA

    17th century painting
  • ROOM

    15

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