Lot 423: Old Master Painting, Judith Beheading Holofernes
November 12, 2016
Sarasota, FL, USALive Auction
Description: Old Master Painting, Judith Beheading Holofernes. Oil on canvas, laid on board. Unsigned. Sight size: 18.5 x 22 inches. Holofernes was an Assyrian general who was about to destroy Judith's home, the city of Bethulia. Overcome with drink, he passes out and is decapitated by Judith; his head is taken away in a basket (depicted as carried by an elderly female servant).