Previously pre-posted portrait posts:
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• Stare-Way to Hair, Then — Medusa by Frederick Sandys
• Eyeway to Ell — a better paronamasia than this one…
• She-Shell — Perseus Rescuing Andromeda (1611) by Wtewael
Interesting facts in-terms-of-issues-around this painting, known as Judith with the Head of Holofernes in English: according to Allori’s first biographer Filippo Baldinucci, the severed head is a self-portrait of Allori, the decapitatrix is an ex-girlfriend, Maria di Giovanni Mazzafirri, and the old servant is her mother (from A Face to the World, Laura Cumming, 2009).