Jael and Sisera

Luca Giordanoca. 1690

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Woman holding a mallet in her right hand and large pin in her left kneels, facing the viewer. Behind her emerge the arms, shoulders, and head of a man drunk, asleep on the ground, tankard in hand.

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  • Title: Jael and Sisera
  • Creator: Luca Giordano
  • Date Created: ca. 1690
  • Provenance: Giovanni PiancastelliEdward and Mary Brandegee
  • Markings: Brandegee stamp verso, in violet ink lower left: Lugt 1860c.
  • Inscribed: Inscribed recto in brown ink, upper right: Giordano; recto in graphite, lower left corner of mount: 89; recto in brown ink, lower right corner of mount: Luca Giordano [cut off, illeg.]
  • Exhibitions: Memphis, TN - Brooks Memorial Art Gallery, "Luca Giordano in America," April 4 - 30, 1964, no. 30.Sarasota, FL - The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, "Baroque Painters of Naples," March 4 - April 4, 1961, no. 69.
  • Dimensions: 27.1 x 20.9 cm (10 11/16 x 8 1/4 in.)
  • Bibliography: "Baroque Painters of Naples," exhibition catalog (Sarasota, FL: The John and Mable Ringling Museum, 1961) no. 69 (illus.).Walter Vitzhum, "Neapolitan Seicento Drawings in Florida," Burlington Magazine vo. 103 (July, 1961) p. 317.Michael Milkovich, "Luca Giordano in America: paintings, drawings, prints," exhibition catalog (Memphis, TN: Brooks Memorial Art Gallery, 1965) no. 30 (illus.).Walter Vitzhum, Review of "Luca Giordano in America: paintings, drawings, prints (Brooks Memorial Gallery)," Master Drawings vol. 3 (1965) p. 179.
  • Type: Drawing
  • Rights: Museum purchase through gift of various donors and from Eleanor G. Hewitt Fund
  • Medium: Pen and brush and brown ink on cream paper


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