David Playing the Harp in front of Saul, Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn
Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn
David Playing the Harp in front of Saul
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Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn

David Playing the Harp in front of Saul, ca. 1630 – 1631


Dimensions
62.0 x 50.1 x min. 0.8 cm
maximum depth
0.9 cm
Physical Description
Oil on oak
Inventory Number
498
Acquisition
Acquired in 1817 with the Sophia Franziska de Neufville-Gontard collection
Status
On display, Special Exhibitions

Audio

  • Exhibition “Rembrandt in Amsterdam Creativity and Competition“ (2021)
    01:58

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
David Playing the Harp in front of Saul
Painter
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Oil on oak
Material
Technique

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
© Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main, Foto: U. Edelmann
Acquisition
Acquired in 1817 with the Sophia Franziska de Neufville-Gontard collection

Work Content

Motifs and References

Genre
Main Motif
Persons Shown
Illustrated Passage
  • Bibel, Altes Testament, 1. Samuel 18,10

Iconclass

Primary
Secondary

Research and Discussion

Provenance

Object History
...
Périer (gest. 1758), Paris
Verst. Périer, Paris, März 1758 (Nr. 18)
...
anon. Verst. Amsterdam (De Winter, Yver) an "Winter", 14. August 1771 (Nr. 10)
...
Sophia Franziska de Neufville-Gontard (1767-1833), Frankfurt am Main
verkauft an das Städelsche Kunstinstitut, Frankfurt am Main, 15. April 1817.

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19.01.2022