Judith at the banquet of Holofernes, Oil on canvas, 143 x 154.7 cm. 1634. Madrid, Museo Nacional del Prado

Judith at the banquet of Holofernes, Oil on canvas, 143 x 154.7 cm. 1634. Madrid, Museo Nacional del Prado

Judith, the only work by Rembrandt in the Museo del Prado, is one of a group of depictions of goddesses and heroines by the artist painted between 1633 and 1635. It is signed and dated on the arm of the chair: Rembrant / f. 1634.

The masterful handling of chiaroscuro and the wealth of painterly nuances in the clothing and the expression of the face, make this canvas one of the finest examples of Rembrandt’s artistic genius.

 
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