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The Past, the Present, the Future, plate 349

A work made of lithograph in black on off-white wove paper.
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  • A work made of lithograph in black on off-white wove paper.

Date:

1834

Artist:

Honoré Victorin Daumier
French, 1808-1879

About this artwork

The stalwart heroine of the Book of Judith from the Hebrew Apocrypha, the beautiful widow Judith seduced and beheaded the Assyrian general Holofernes, whose forces had besieged her city, in order to save her people. Depicted here in the nude, she sits triumphantly on Holofernes’s corpse, with a firm grip on her sword and the disembodied head. Judith was the rare female leader to be celebrated as such during this period.

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Artist

Honoré-Victorin Daumier

Title

The Past, the Present, the Future, plate 349

Origin

France

Date

1834

Medium

Lithograph in black on off-white wove paper

Dimensions

216 × 195 mm (image); 357 × 270 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

Albert H. Wolf Memorial Collection

Reference Number

1935.34

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