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The Woman Taken in Adultery, Luca Giordano (1634-1705).

Signed l.r.: Jordanus F.

Oil on canvas, 96.5cm by 121cm.

The painting illustrates a parable from St. John’s Gospel, in which Jesus prevents the stoning of an adulterous woman with the words, “let he who is without sin cast the first stone”.

1688 Inventory: “My Ladyes Dressing Roome….1 piece of ye woman taken in Adultery in a large Guilt frame, by Jordanus.”

 

 

REFERENCE: PIC 152

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