Judith in the Tent of Holofernes, 1928


Woodcut on Japan paperexpand_more

Gift of John W. Ittmannexpand_more  P.84.58

Not on Viewexpand_more

While his fellow printmakers were depicting the American scene, Benjamin Miller was pursuing agonizingly expressive subjects from the Bible. This Judith gives us a frank acknowledgement of her sexual power, but also hints at the psychological cost of her deed. The print's raw emotionalism is enhanced by the actual wood grain incorporated into the background design.

Judith in the Tent of Holofernes
Artist Life
1877 - 1964
Accession Number
J. Braunstein. John Ittmann, Minneapolis; given to MIA, 1984
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