Italian School

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Lot 36
Italian School
17th Century
King Saul Falling on his Sword
Inscribed SAULUS REX (lc)
Oil on canvas
71 x 43 inches (180.34 x 109.22 cm)

Provenance:
[Sale] Christie's East, New York, October 19, 2000, lot 47

This composition relates to an etching of 1611 by Willem van Swanenburg the Elder after an original work by Abraham Bloemaert. The incident shown is described in 1 Samuel 31: 1-5. King Saul, in his last battle with the Philistines on Mt. Gilboa, has seen three of his sons killed and has been severely wounded. Rather than be taken by the Philistines, he and his armor-bearer fall on their swords.


Estimate: $5,000 - $8,000
Sold for $4,410 (includes buyer's premium)

Additional Notes & Condition Report

Glue relined. Wear along the edges with associated losses, mostly at top edge. Various mended tears including one at upper left, a large repair in his forward leg, one on his forward foot and a small repair on the front of his helmet. Difficult to read under UV due to dense varnish.


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Estimate: $5,000 - $8,000
Sold for $4,410 (includes buyer's premium)

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