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Judith and Holofernes Giuseppe Vermiglio (1585-1635)

Judith and Holofernes

Giuseppe Vermiglio (1585-1635)

  • TITLE

    : Judith and Holofernes
  • AUTHOR

    : Giuseppe Vermiglio (1585-1635)
  • DATE

    : c. 1625
  • TYPE

    : Painting
  • TECNIQUE

    : Oil on canvas
  • DIMENSIONS

    : 136 × 103 cm
  • SUBJECT

    : Grand genre
  • SCUOLA PITTORICA

    : 17th century painting
  • ROOM

    : 14

Also in the case of this work by Giuseppe Vermiglio, we have no information about its provenance or about its arrival at the Pinacoteca. The painting shows Judith, who has just cut off the head of the Assyrian general Holofernes and is just about to put it into the sack held by her maid, as we are told in the Book of Judith. The painting, which was probably made in the 1620s, is very elegant, especially in the figure of the Israelite heroine. It is clearly derived from the style of Caravaggio, with the influence of Artemisia Gentileschi.

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  • TITLE

    Judith and Holofernes
  • AUTHOR

    Giuseppe Vermiglio (1585-1635)
  • DATE

    c. 1625
  • TYPE

    Painting
  • TECNIQUE

    Oil on canvas
  • DIMENSIONS

    136 × 103 cm
  • SUBJECT

    Grand genre
  • SCUOLA PITTORICA

    17th century painting
  • ROOM

    14

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