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Keywords : Bible, Holofernes, Israel, chiaroscuro, decapitated, general, religion, table
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Judith and Holofernes

Judith Beheading Holofernes is a painting attributed by some art historians to Caravaggio and by others to the Flemish painter Louis Finson or to the Caravaggio milieu of Naples in the early 17th century. It is an oil painting on canvas measuring 144 × 173 cm. Champions of the Caravaggio attribution believe that the painting was made in 1607 in Naples. Discovered in 2014 near Toulouse, the painting is referred to as the "Caravaggio of Toulouse" by auctioneer Marc Labarbe, who has organised the sale of the painting as an autograph work by Caravaggio in 2019, and the "Judith of Toulouse" by art historians who are not convinced by the attribution to Caravaggio. It was acquired on 25 June 2019 by American businessman and art collector J. Tomilson Hill. According to its owners, in 2014 they discovered a painting, a 144 × 173 cm oil on canvas depicting Judith beheading Holofernes in the attic of their private home near Toulouse, supposedly by chance of a water leak. Auctioneer Marc Labarbe's clients informed him of the painting's discovery. Éric Turquin, the Parisian expert to whom it was sent, immediately made the connection with a missing work by Caravaggio. The history of the painting is completely unknown. The existence of an ancestor who was an officer in Napoleon's army is thought to explain the presence of the painting in the house of the Toulouse family who had sold a work by the Spanish Golden Age to Marc Labarbe forty years earlier. There is no evidence to support the [...]


This artwork is a painting from the classical period. It belongs to the baroque style.


« Judith and Holofernes » is kept at Palazzo Barberini, Gallerie Nazionali Barberini Corsini, Rome, Italy.


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