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David Playing the Harp before Saul
  • Lucas van Leyden
    circa 1494–1533
    born: Leyden, Holland (present-day Netherlands) ; died: Leyden, Habsburg Netherlands (present-day Netherlands)
  • David Playing the Harp before Saul, circa 1508
  • Where object was made: Netherlands
  • engraving
  • Paper Type: laid
  • Plate Mark/Block Dimensions: 255 x 183 mm
    Plate Mark/Block Dimensions: 10 1/16 x 7 3/16 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • Gift of the Max Kade Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 1969.0107
Catalogue raisonné

Male figure on the left is playing a harp (David). There is a man on the right, seated in a throne and holding a spear (Saul). There are figures in the background discussing the scene.