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David Playing his Harp before Saul

1555
Possibly by Adriaen Thomasz Key (Netherlandish, about 1554–1589), After Frans Floris (Netherlandish, 1519 or 1520–1570)


Catalogue Raisonné

Le Blanc 1; Wurzbach 1; Thieme-Becker 12 (1916) p. 125; Hollstein 1; Hasselt 191; Strauss 101; Dora Zuntz, Frans Floris, Strassburg, 1929.

Dimensions

33.97 x 48.89 cm (13 3/8 x 19 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

1985.790

Medium or Technique

Chiaroscuro woodcut, printed from three blocks in brown and three shades of sepia-orange

Not On View

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Inscription

on the base of the throne, lower left: SAUL . . I . REG. CA . XVI; on the edge of the platform, lower left: FRACISCVS FLORIS INVETOR . IVDOCE DE CVRIA EXCVDEBAT. 1555.

Markings

Watermark: crowned double eagle; verso, collector's stamp in black: P. Davidsohn [Lugt 654]; in graphite: Winkler. Ecole de Pays-Bas, I, p. 340. No. 1835, [?]; in grapite: [?]

Provenance

Paul Davidsohn (born 1839), London and Berlin; May 3-8. 1920, his sale, Leipzig, C. G. Boerner, CXXIX, lot 2170. W. G. Russell Allen (b. 1882 - d. 1955), Boston; his bequest to the MFA.

Credit Line

Bequest of W. G. Russell Allen