The beautiful Judith dressed seductively when she planned to kill the enemy generall Holofernes. She plied him with liquor and beheaded him when he was asleep. The story of the pious widow is one of the few in the Bible where a woman overpowers a man. The story has inspired many artists. This drawing probably documents the composition of a lost painting by Mantegna.
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|Title||Judith with the Head of Holophernes|
|Material and technique||Pen and brush and brown ink, brown wash, heightened with white|
Drawing > Two-dimensional object > Art object
|Location||This object is in storage|
Height 339 mm
Width 233 mm
Omgeving van: Andrea Mantegna
|Accession number||I 488 (PK)|
|Credits||Bruikleen / Loan: Stichting Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen 1940 (voormalige collectie / former collection Koenigs)|
|Department||Drawings & Prints|
|Collector||Collector / Franz Koenigs|
Tekeningen uit eigen bezit, 1400-1800 (1952)
De Collectie Twee - wissel IX, Prenten & Tekeningen (2011)
Rondom Fra Bartolommeo (2016)
Erasmus in beeld (2008)
Highlight > Painting technique > Technique > Material and technique
|Geographical origin||Italy > Southern Europe > Europe|