Willem de Poorter 1608 – 1649

The Idolatry of King Solomon

oil on panel (63 × 49 cm) — c. 1640 Museum Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

This work is linked to 1 Kings 11:4

Surrounded by women King Solomon kneels before a pedestal with statues of Venus and Cupid, symbols of earthly love. To the left a man brings firewood; perhaps an offering is about to take place.

De Poorter made this painting between 1630 and 1648.

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