David And Goliath
Painting - Oil On Canvas
This is a reproduction of “David and Goliath”by Orazio Gentileschi of 1607. He was forty-four years old. Born in Tuscany, he moved to Rome aged twelve or fourteen where he began collaborative work in the churches of Santa Maria Maggiore, San Nicola, Santa Maria della Pace and San Giovanni in Laterano. He met Caravaggio in about 1600 when he was thirty-seven and his painting was transformed by the artist’s influence. He spent three years in Genoa painting commissions and in 1624 moved to Paris. Two years later he and his three sons moved to London to join the household of the duke of Buckingham. After 1628 when Buckingham was assassinated Gentilechi was in the employ of the royal court. He died in London in 1639. This masterpiece is an oil on canvas and measures 185.5 by 136 centimeters. It is in the National Gallery of Ireland in Dublin.
December 4th, 2019
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