40. Adriaen Collaert (1560-1618) after Jan van der Straeten,
called Stradanus (1523-1605)

David Playing the Harp Before Saul (I Kings 15)

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Collaert:  David Playing the Harp

David Playing the Harp Before Saul (I Kings 15)

Etching and engraving, 1595, 218 x 290 mm., Hollstein 18-36, from Encomium Musices. Fine impression, the number scraped, trimmed on the platemark but showing a narrow blank border outside the borderline. Saul’s mad ravings are shown not only by his posture, but by a cloud of demons issuing from his mouth.