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Judith with the Head of Holofernes

Photo credit: Nottingham City Museums & Galleries

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Judith, dressed in a golden-yellow mantle, a rose-coloured cloak, a white chemise and white fringed sash, holds in her left hand the head of Holofernes and in her right hand a sword. Her elderly maidservant appears over her left shoulder, a white veil around her head. In the lower right corner is a cushion ornamented with a golden tassel. After the original painting in the Pitti Palace, Florence.

Nottingham City Museums & Galleries



Judith with the Head of Holofernes




oil on canvas


H 142.3 x W 116.8 cm

Accession number

NCM 1878-190

Acquisition method

gift from Mrs Sidney Cartwright, 1873–1874

Work type


Nottingham City Museums & Galleries

Nottingham City Council, Loxley House, Station Street, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG2 3NG England

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