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Judith and Holofernes

Artemisia Gentileschi1620 - 1621

Uffizi Gallery

Uffizi Gallery

This large painting signed by the artist was in Palazzo Pitti in 1638 and was tranferred to the Uffizi in 1774. In 1635 the Artist thanked Galileo Galilei for having helped her obtain payment, most likely for this painting for Cosimo III who was an empassioned collector of caravaggesque paintings. Artemisia Gentilleschi was in Florence from 1613 to 1620 and completed several paintings for the Medici Court.

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  • Title: Judith and Holofernes
  • Creator: Artemisia Gentileschi
  • Date Created: 1620 - 1621
  • Style: Baroque / Caravaggesque style / 'pittura di storia'
  • Provenance: Medici family collections in Florence
  • Physical Dimensions: w1625 x h1990 mm
  • Original Title: Giuditta decapita Oloferne
  • Type: painting
  • Medium: Oil on canvas

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