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Govert Flinck: Bathsheba makes an appeal to David

Govert Flinck 1615 – 1660

Bathsheba makes an appeal to David

oil on canvas (104 × 152 cm) — 1651 Museum National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin

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This work is linked to 1 Kings 1:16

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Bathsheba tries to convince king David to let their son Solomon be his heir. David had an older son, Adonia, with another woman. Adonia had more rights to the throne than Solomon. In the end Bathsheba got her way. She had much influence during Solomon's reign.

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Title: Govert Flinck: Bathsheba makes an appeal to David
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First published: 27 September 2005
Last modified: 27 February 2010