Judith in the toilet

07 Feb

Reyer Jacobsz Van Blommendael, “Judith Preparing Herself To Meet Holofernes,” 17th century, Oil on canvas, 122.5 x 139.3 cm , auctioned by Christie’s, Apr 17, 2002 (Lot 61)

Not that toilet.

\ˈtȯi-lət\ : the act or process of dressing and grooming oneself;  from the French toilette cloth on which items used for grooming are placed, from Middle French, piece of batiste, from diminutive of toile cloth

In other words, Judith is preparing for her opportunity to “wow” the General.    Apparently the red dress has been a timeless article of seduction.

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