Francesco Pesellino: 'The Story of David and Goliath'

Date and time

Monday 14 November, 1–1.45pm

Sainsbury Wing Theatre

Richard Stemp


Admission free

This lecture focuses on Pesellino’s two panels depicting the story of David and Goliath.

Known to have belonged to the Medici family, Pesellino’s painting brilliantly tells a complex story. This talk will reveal how the ownership of the paintings by the de facto ruling family of Florence contradicts the usual symbolism of the story of David.

Lunchtime talks

Focus in on one painting with our talks in the Gallery, or explore wider themes in the collection at our in-depth theatre talks.

Image above: Detail from Francesco, Pesellino, The Story of David and Goliath, about 1445-55