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The Story of David and Saul

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1968,1018.1.113

  • Title (series)

    • The Story of David and Saul
  • Description

    Saul and his armour-bearer kill themselves with their swords. Saul seen dead on the ground, run through by his own sword; his armour-bearer seen to right, falling on his sword; a shield, decorated with a head of a Medusa, seen in the foreground; behind, the Philistines fighting against the Israelites; Saul and his armour-bearer seen escaping to left; after Ambrosius Francken. 1579
    Engraving with contemporary colouring

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  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1579
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 209 millimetres
    • Width: 294 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered, beneath image, with one sentence in Latin: 'Pugnatur, fugiunt...deis. 1.Reg. 31'.
  • Curator's comments

    This is one of a series of four, for comment see 1968,1018,1.111.

  • Bibliography

    • New Hollstein (Dutch & Flemish) 47.I (The Collaert Dynasty) bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (159.b.2)

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1753

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1968,1018.1.113

Saul and his armour-bearer kill themselves with their swords. Saul seen dead on the ground, run through by his own sword; his armour-bearer seen to right, falling on his sword; a shield, decorated with a head of a Medusa, seen in the foreground; behind, the Philistines fighting against the Israelites; Saul and his armour-bearer seen escaping to left; after Ambrosius Francken.  1579  Engraving with contemporary colouring

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Saul and his armour-bearer kill themselves with their swords. Saul seen dead on the ground, run through by his own sword; his armour-bearer seen to right, falling on his sword; a shield, decorated with a head of a Medusa, seen in the foreground; behind, the Philistines fighting against the Israelites; Saul and his armour-bearer seen escaping to left; after Ambrosius Francken. 1579 Engraving with contemporary colouring

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