Giovanni Antonio de’ Sacchis, whom Giorgio Vasari calls Giovanni Antonio Licinio but who is most commonly known as Il Pordenone, painted three Judiths. This is the third and most famous one, finished 1539, more than twenty years after the first two and is now located at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.

Giovanni Antonio wasn’t actually born in Pordenone, but in Corticelli, a small village nearby. He was active mostly in his native Friuli, which at the time was a Venetian province with some autonomy, but also in Cremona and Venice.

2 thoughts on “Il Pordenone: Judith with the Head of Holofernes (1539)

  1. Sorry, but you are quite wrong with regard to Giovanni Antonio de’ Sacchis’ life.
    Wikipedia could give some help… 😉

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