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David with the Head of Goliath

David with the Head of Goliath

Bernardo Strozzi (in 1635)

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The biblical story of David and the giant Goliath is often depicted in painting. David slew Goliath with a slingshot to the forehead. He then cut of his head, which was the sign to the Israelites to attack. Strozzi's painting shows David's triumphant homecoming. He carries Goliath's head and a sword. Women dance in the background.

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Title David with the Head of Goliath
Material and technique Oil on canvas
Object type
Painting > Painting > Two-dimensional object > Art object
Location This object is in storage
Dimensions Height 164 cm
Width 106 cm
Artists Schilder: Bernardo Strozzi
Accession number 2343 a (OK)
Credits Verworven met de verzameling van / Acquired with the collection of: D.G. van Beuningen 1958
Department Old Masters
Acquisition date 1958
Creation date in 1635
Age artist About 54 years old
Collector Collector / D.G. van Beuningen
Internal exhibitions Alles kids (2016)
Geographical origin Italy > Southern Europe > Europe

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Bernardo Strozzi

Genua 1581 - Venetië 1644

The painter Bernardo Strozzi spent his early life as a Capucine monk in the monastery in Genua, Italy. After Rubens' stay in that city in 1607, Strozzi's style...

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