A SUPERB 16TH CENTURY VENETIAN OIL ON BOARD OF DAVID PLAYING THE HARP FOR KING SAUL. ATTRIBUTED TO ZAMPIERI (DOMENICO) 1581-1641.
THIS FINE OIL PAINTING IS SET WITHIN AN ABSOLUTELY STUNNING 16TH CENTURY VENETIAN FRAME PIERCED WITH BIRDS AND FRUITING VINES.
According to the Book of Samuel, an “evil spirit from the Lord” plagued King Saul, making him agitated and fearful of persecution. Because music was thought to have a therapeutic effect, the king summoned the hero and warrior David, who was renowned for his skill with the harp.
PROVENANCE- PRIVATE ENGLISH COLLECTION.
PLEASE NOTE THE DIMENSIONS ARE INCLUDING FRAME.