LISS, Johann
(b. ca. 1590, Oldenburg, d. 1631, Verona)

Judith in the Tent of Holofernes

1628
Oil on canvas, 126 x 102 cm
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna

Liss was a German painter who spent some time in the Netherlands then moved to Venice where he became an influential painter.

He painted the subject of Judith in five versions between 1622 and 1628. All show the same figural compositions, the difference is in the colours. The Vienna version is the last of the five.




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