History of Judith and Holofernes

History of Judith and Holofernes

Title

History of Judith and Holofernes

[Cat. Darmstadt 1990, No. 78]

Painting on lime wood

Medium

Painting on lime wood

[Cat. Darmstadt 1990, No. 78]

In the foreground is the camp of Holofernes, who commanded the army of King Nebuchadnezzar. The commander is shown in the main tent at a banquet with Judith, an Israelite, who beguiled him with her beauty; Judith is shown again in the second tent at the left decapitating Holofernes;

In the foreground is the camp of Holofernes, who commanded the army of King Nebuchadnezzar. The commander is shown in the main tent at a banquet with Judith, an Israelite, who beguiled him with her beauty; Judith is shown again in the second tent at the left decapitating Holofernes; further to the left near the sea the victorious Israelites break out of the besieged town of Bethulia, an outpost of Jerusalem.

[Cat. Darmstadt 1990, No. 78] [Translation, cda 2015]

Attribution
Wolfgang Krodel the Elder

Attribution

Wolfgang Krodel the Elder

[Cat. Darmstadt 1990, No. 78]

Production date
about 1555

Production date

about 1555

[Cat. Darmstadt 1990, No. 78]

Dimensions
Dimensions of support: 57 x 86 cm

Dimensions

  • Dimensions of support: 57 x 86 cm

  • [Cat. Darmstadt 1990, No. 78]

Signature / Dating
Artist's monogram above the entrance of the main tent: 'WK' and dated '1555'

Signature / Dating

  • Artist's monogram above the entrance of the main tent: 'WK' and dated '1555'

  • [Cat. Darmstadt 1990, No. 78]

Owner
Hessisches Landesmuseum Darmstadt
Repository
Hessisches Landesmuseum Darmstadt
Location
Darmstadt
CDA ID
DE_HLMD_GK77
FR (1978) Nr.
FR-none
Persistent Link
https://lucascranach.org/en/DE_HLMD_GK77/

Provenance

  • acquired before 1834
    [Cat. Darmstadt 1990, No. 78]

Literature

Reference on page Catalogue Number Figure/Plate
Cat. Darmstadt 1990 258-259 78 p. 259
Author / EditorWolfgang Beeh
TitleDeutsche Malerei um 1260-1550 im Hessischen Landesmuseum Darmstadt
Place of PublicationDarmstadt
Year of Publication1990
Exhib. Cat. Basel 1974/1976 578
Author / EditorDieter Koepplin, Tilman Falk
TitleLukas Cranach. Gemälde, Zeichnungen und Druckgraphik
Volume1, 2
Place of PublicationBasel, Stuttgart
Year of Publication1974
Link http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:bsz:16-diglit-104522
Junius 1921 253
Author / EditorWilhelm Junius
TitleDie erzgebirgische Künstlerfamilie Krodel: ein Beitrag zur Geschichte der Cranachschule
JournalMonatshefte für Kunstwissenschaft
Issue14
Year of Publication1921
Pages253-261
Cat. Darmstadt 1914 77
Author / EditorFriedrich Back
TitleGrossherzoglich Hessisches Landesmuseum in Darmstadt. Verzeichnis der Gemälde
Place of PublicationDarmstadt
Year of Publication1914
  • History of Judith and Holofernes, about 1555

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