The Sacrifice of Jephtha's Daughter by Giovanni Battista Pittoni

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.

Details

Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
63 x 72 cm
Art Fund grant:
£2,500 ( Total: £9,500)
Acquired in:
1969
Vendor:
Agnew's

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.

Venue details

Southampton City Art Gallery Civic Centre, SOUTHAMPTON Hampshire SO14 7LP 023 8083 2277 www.southampton.gov.uk/art

Entry details

Free to all
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