Saturday, April 4, 2009

Bathsheba and Peeping David

Taking her bath the beautiful Bathshaba was observed by king David. If this was intendet by her (she become the mother of Solomon) or not is still discussed.

But whether or not, because of the subject - a naked beautiful women bathing - she became in art the ancestor of all harem bathers and many more.

Bathsheba (c.1560) by the Flemish painter Jan Massys (c.1510 - 1575).

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