Portrait of Judith, heroine from the Old Testament. Oil on panel. By portrait painter Els Vink.


- a study after August Riedel.

Judith is a heroine of the Old Testament. Her name means "woman from Judea".

She was a widow in the town of Bethulia in de 6th century B.C. The town was besieged by the Assyrien army under command of general Holofernes. 

She was invited to be his guest. She waited until he was drunk and killed him. Without their general, the army of the enemy fled, and so she liberated her people.

Oil on panel, 131 x 96 cm.

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