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The Toilet of Bathsheba
Style of Luca Giordano

King David saw the beautiful Bathsheba bathing; he sent her husband to the wars to get him killed, and then married her. As one of his less commendable exploits this earned him a divine rebuke (2 Samuel 11: 2). David is seen on the roof of the building at the upper right.

The picture is too weak to be by Giordano. It was possibly painted after Giordano's death and perhaps in Rome rather than Naples.

Key facts
Artist Style of Luca Giordano
Artist dates 1634 - 1705
Full title The Toilet of Bathsheba
Date made after 1705
Medium and support Oil on canvas
Dimensions 50.1 x 63.4 cm
Acquisition credit Sir Claude Phillips Bequest, 1924
Inventory number NG4035
Location in Gallery Not on display
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