Bathsheba at her Toilet, Cornelis Cornelisz. van Haarlem, 1594

Bathsheba at her Toilet, Cornelis Cornelisz. van Haarlem, 1594

oil on canvas, h 77.5cm × w 64cm. More details

The beautiful Bathsheba bathes out of doors assisted by two maidservants. King David spies the young woman from the roof of his palace and instantly falls in love. Although he is not depicted in the painting, David’s presence is suggested by the castle in the distance. Curiously, the servant seen from behind has a male body.

On display in room 2.1 Cornelis Cornelisz. van Haarlem Immoral women Biblical scenes David and Bathsheba Old Testament

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