Discovery of the Murder of Holophernes

After Botticelli

1870

 

Description

Tempera on paper copy of the tempera on panel painting by Sandro Botticelli, currently in the Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence, Italy, executed ca 1469-1470.

In Renaissance art, the biblical story of Judith, the heroine who killed Holophernes, oppressor of her people, was frequently selected to symbolize liberty and victory over tyranny.

This work executed about 1870. Name of artist inscribed on verso as Paul ... (illegible). Set in a gilt frame of the 1870 period.

Dimensions: Approximately 11 1/4 by 8 3/4 inches. 28.50cm by by 22.50cm. Framed about 18 1/2 by 16 inches. 47cm by 41cm.

Condition: No sign of past restoration. No inpainting under UV examination. Some surface rubbing in the lower right area. Two tiny edge tears upper right corner. The frame has been restored but has some flaws and wear.

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