Arent de Gelder 1645 – 1727

King David

oil on canvas (109 × 114 cm) — 1680-85 Museum Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

Arent de Gelder biography

This work is linked to 2 Samuel 23:1

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The way king David raises his hands suggests he is somewhat agitated. Next to him is a scroll with a Hebrew text written on it: "and the Eternal spoke to Moses, saying". It is a common phrase in the five first books of the Bible.

De Gelder paid much attention to David's robe and turban.

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