Judith with the Head of Holofernes

Attributed to Matteo di Giovanni (Italian, 1430–1495)
Judith with the Head of Holofernes, ca. 1490-1495

Tempera on panel
22 x 18 1/8 in. (55.9 x 46.0 cm)
Samuel H. Kress Foundation Collection, 62.163


ca.1530-?, Piccolomini Family Collection, Siena, Italy

?-1928, Henry Pelham Archibald Douglas Pelham-Clinton Collection (7th Duke of Newcastle, d. 1928), Newcastle-under-Lyme, Clumber Park, England

1928-1937, Henry Francis Hope Pelham-Clinton-Hope (8th Duke of Newcastle, 1866-1941) and Henry Edward Hugh Pelham-Clinton-Hope (9th Duke), and Earl of Lincoln (1907-1988) Newcastle-under-Lyme, Clumber Park, England, received through inheritance

June 4, 1937, Sale, “Pictures by old masters,” Christie's, London (attributed to Signorelli lot #100), on behalf of the Duke of Newcastle

1937, Giuseppe Bellesi Collection, London, purchased at Duke of Newcastle sale

1937, Alessandro Contini-Bonacossi (1878-1955) Collection, Florence/Rome. Sold to Samuel H. Kress (1863-1955), New York on October 20, 1937

1939-1952, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Gift of Samuel H. Kress. Deaccessioned 1952 and returned to the Samuel H. Kress Foundation

1952-1961, Collection of Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York

1961, Gift of Samuel H. Kress Foundation to Indiana University Art Museum, Bloomington


1941-1957, Exhibited at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC (no. 389)

October 24, 2007-January 13, 2008, "Renaissance Siena: Art for a City." National Gallery, London (no.69)

Previous Attributions

Luca Signorelli

Neroccio de' Landi


Provenance research on this work is ongoing, and this record will be updated as more information becomes available.