This picture is in my Art Book from college. The artist is Artemisia Gentileschi, (1593-1635)her art work "Judith and her Maidservant with the head of Holofernes." The theme is the apocryphal story of the Jewish widow Judith, who saved her people by traveling with her maid to the tent of the Assyrian general Holofernes, who was about to lead an attack on the Jews, got him drunk, and then cut off his head.
Pg. 668, Janson's History of Art; Eighth Edition, Volume II, Davies, Denny, Hofrichter; Jacobs,Roberts, Simon.
Is this book historically accurate or fictional?
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