Jephtha, in armour and a red cloak, stands on a flight of steps holding a dagger in his right hand pointed towards his daughter who kneels in front of a pedestal surmounted by a flaming urn.
The Sacrifice of Jephtha's Daughter by Giovanni Battista Pittoni, not dated
© Southampton City Art Gallery
- Oil on canvas
- 63 x 72 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £2,500 ( Total: £9,500)
- Acquired in:
They are at the centre of a crowded , animated and emotive scene. This painting is a modello for the large canvas at the Palazzo Reale in Turin.