(b. 1578, Frankfurt/Main, d. 1610, Roma)

Judith Beheading Holofernes

Oil on silvered copper, 24,2 x 18,7 cm
Wellington Museum, Apsley House, London

This painting is the first work by Adam Elsheimer on a silver ground. This technical innovation may in part account for the work's relatively small size.

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