David with the Head of Goliath

David with the Head of Goliath

David with the Head of Goliath

1620s-1630s

Pieter Serwouters

(Flemish, 1586-1657)

after Lucas van Leyden

(Dutch, 1494-1533)

Engraving

Sheet: 26.5 x 18.7 cm (10 7/16 x 7 3/8 in.); Border: 25.9 x 18.4 cm (10 3/16 x 7 1/4 in.)

Gift of Dr. David James 1966.167

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Description

Here, a hymn of praise is sung to the victorious shepherd David, who holds the head of Goliath impaled on a large sword. The life of King David, as relayed in the Old Testament, was intrinsically linked with music. According to the first book of Chronicles, he initiated the use of music in divine worship in his capacity as the king.

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Collection: 
PR - Engraving
Department: 
Prints
Type of artwork: 
Print
Medium: 
Engraving

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