[Judith and Holofernes]
Mezzotint, very scarce; platemark 390 x 250mm (15¼ x 9¾"). Trimmed to platemark; rubbed.
Judith holding the head of Holofernes, whom she beheaded as he was about to destroy Judith's home city of Bethulia. Mezzotint by Wallerant Vaillant (1623-77), one of the early masters of the medium. Engraved after the painting by Guido Reni (1575-1642), the autograph version of which is in the Sedlmayer Collection in Geneva.
Ex: collection of the late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd
[Ref: 36390] £360.00