Arent de Gelder 1645 – 1727

David Plays for Saul

oil on canvas (66 × 59 cm) — 1682 Museum Kunsthalle, Bremen

Arent de Gelder biography

This work is linked to 1 Samuel 18:10

As often David plays the harp. King David listens absent-minded. At that moment an evil spirit makes him throw his spear at David.

De Gelder was probably inspired by his teacher Rembrandt's Saul and David.

Tags: David

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