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Artemisia Gentileschi: Bathing Bathsheba

Artemisia Gentileschi 1593 – 1656

Bathing Bathsheba

oil on canvas (258 × 218 cm) — 1650 Museum Neues Palais, Potsdam

Artemisia Gentileschi biography

This work is linked to 2 Samuel 11:2

Pretty Bathsheba has finished her bath. She is fixing her hair, using the mirror held by a servant. Other servants walk around.

Perhaps she has already received King David's message. David has been watching her from his balcony and asks her to pay him a visit.

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Title: Artemisia Gentileschi: Bathing Bathsheba
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First published: 27 September 2005
Last modified: 25 March 2010