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Abigail Meeting David, (painting)

Artist:
Franks, Francis 1580-1642
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Notes:
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 48 (Sale info: For Sale).
"1. Samuel, 25th chap. ver. 20. and it was so as she rode on the ass, that she came down by the covert of the hill, behold, David and his men came down against her, and she met them. ver. 23. and when abigail saw david, she hastened and lighted off her ass and fell before david on her face, and bowed herself to the ground, &c. This master painted historical subjects, taken from the old and new testaments, and was remarkable for introducing a great number of figures into the compositions, which he had the skill to express very distinctly. vandyck often commended the works of this master, and esteemed him worthy of a place in any collection. Painted by francis franks, who was born 1580, died 1641." [P. 7.]
Descriptive Catalogue of Original Cabinet Paintings, now arranged in the Gallery, Doggett's Repository of Arts, entrance at No. 16, Market-Street, and may be viewed every day, from 8 in the morning till sunset; being a truly splendid and valuable Collection of one hundred and sixty-four Cabinet Paintings in elegant frames; selected on the Continent of Europe, at the Expense of thirty thousand dollars, and are warranted to comprise the works of the Great Masters, from the 13th Century to the Present Time.
Topic:
Religion--Old Testament--Abigail
Religion--Old Testament--David
Figure group
Literature--Bible
Control number:
AECI 03260048
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index

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