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Judith

Judith






Date : near 1540

Material : Oil painting on wood
Acquisition : Wirt D. Walker Fund (1956)
Item 13 on 18
European Painting
Painting

Area related
Neitherlands

Description   

For saving the Jewish people by cutting off the head of the Assyrian general Holofernes, Judith became a model of civic virtue. Van Hemessen's nude both stresses her courage and suggests a certain ambivalence toward the seductive wiles she may have used against Holofernes. The power of women was a recurrent and ironic theme in the art of the late Middle Ages and Renaissance in Northern Europe.
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Louvre Museum :
Pays-Bas - XVIème siècle
Judith tenant la tête d'Holopherne
Thème biblique
Jan Metsys
Sizes : 106 cm x 75 cm
approx. from 1545 to 1550
Petite galerie de l'Académie
Judith
Judith tenant la tête d'Holopherne
Statuette
Sizes : 91 cm x 54 cm x 36 cm
approx. from 1738 to 1741
Suger
Judith et Holopherne
Pion de tric-trac
Anonymous
XIInd century

Metropolitan Museum of Art :
Carracci, Reni, Guercino
Judith with the Head of Holofernes
Thème biblique
Massimo Stanzione
near 1640
Cranach, Dürer, Holbein
Judith with the Head of Holofernes
Thème biblique
Lucas Cranach
1530
Rubens, van Dyck
Judith with the Head of Holofernes
Thème biblique
David Teniers
approx. from 1650 to 1659

Old Pinakothek of Munich :
Peinture italienne
Judith
Judith
Thème biblique
Simon Vouet
Renaissance italienne
Judith tenant la tête d'Holopherne
Judith mit dem Haupte des Holofernes
Thème biblique
La "Haute Renaissance"
Girolamo Sellari
approx. from 1540 to 1550

Sainte-Chapelle :
Chapelle haute
Vitrail de Judith et Job
Thème biblique
Anonymous

The California Palace of the Legion of Honor :
Nothern Renaissance Painting
Portrait of a Lady of the Saxon Court, as Judith with the head of Holofernes
Portrait
Hans Cranach
near 1537

Uffizi Gallery :
Antonio del Pollaiolo
The Return of Judith
Thème biblique
Alessandro di Mariano dei Filipepi
Sizes : 31 cm x 24 cm
approx. from 1445 to 1510
Titian and Sebastiano del Piombo
Judith
Thème biblique
Jacopo Negretti
Sizes : 90 cm x 71 cm
from 1525 to 1528

Vatican Museums - Sistine Chapel :
Sistine Chapel
Judith and Holofernes
Plafond
Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni
Judith
Jan Sanders van Hemessen
Holopherne
Judith