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"Judith and Her Maidservant with the Head of Holofernes" (c. 1608) is one of the masterpieces in the National Museum’s international collection. In 2017 the painting was examined and restored in conjunction with a major research project.

Judith and Her Maidservant with the Head of Holofernes is currently attributed to the seventeenth-century Italian painter Orazio Gentileschi, though some scholars believe it was in fact painted by his daughter Artemisia. In 2017 the painting was restored by the National Museum’s painting conservator Thierry Ford, and it has been the subject of several technical examinations and an art-historical analysis by Nina Gram Bischoff.

Article in The Burlington Magazine

Participating researchers:

  • National Museum painting conservator, Thierry Ford
  • Paintings Conservator, Tomas Markevicius 
  • Art historians, Nina Gram Bischoff and Gianni Papi