28 January 2009
Property from the Collection of Professor and Mrs. Clifford Ambrose Truesdell
Jose Maria Vázquez active 1785-1819
Judith beheading Holofernes
signed and dated 'Jose Ma/Vasquez Pt/Ao 1810'
oil on copper
21 5/8 x 16 3/8 in. 55 x 41.5 cm.
with Galeria La Granja, México D.F., from where purchased by the present owner, 20 January 1977.
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