Damn, damn, damn.
I have been chasing William Etty all over the internet the last few days, only to conclude:
- Etty loved to paint nudes – even though the subject scandalized the Victorians
- Etty executed three pictures,”Deliverance of Bethulia by Judith,” from 1827 to 1831 during visits to Scotland – which he himself considered among his best works
- Wikipedia says they are “all in the National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh” – but they are not
- Therefore … this triptych must be the three Judith‘s
Anyone care to debate?