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Property from the Collection of Cristina and Marco Grassi, Sold Without Reserve

Bolognese School, 17th century

David Defending a Lamb from a Lion

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Auction Closed

May 22, 04:23 PM GMT

Estimate

8,000 - 12,000 USD

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Property from the Collection of Cristina and Marco Grassi, Sold Without Reserve

Bolognese School, 17th century

David Defending a Lamb from a Lion


oil on canvas

canvas: 32 by 39 ¼ in.; 81.3 by 99.7 cm.

framed: 37 ⅝ by 45 ¾ in.; 95.6 by 116.2 cm.

With Richard Feigen, New York;

From whom acquired by the present collectors.

This grand painting depicts an Old Testament episode recounted in 1 Samuel. David tells Saul: “Your servant used to keep his father’s sheep, and when a lion or a bear came and took a lamb out of the flock, I went out after it and struck it, and delivered the lamb from its mouth; and when it arose against me, I caught it by its beard, and struck and killed it."1


1 1 Samuel 17:34-35.