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Remarkable 18th Century Italian Old Master Oil Painting Entitled King Solomon’s Court

Large 18th Century Italian oil painting attributed to Giovanni Paolo Pannini or Student of Giovanni Paolo Pannini | Italian Baroque Style | Entitled King Solomon’s Court | Measures 24 x 55 inches | Very Good Condition considering age, signs of professional restoration.

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  • Large 18th Century Italian oil painting attributed to Giovanni Paolo Pannini or Student of Giovanni Paolo Pannini | Italian Baroque Style | Entitled King Solomon’s Court | Measures 24 x 55 inches | Very Good Condition considering age, signs of professional restoration.

    Remarkable Baroque Italian painting from 18th century | The Oil on Canvas painting depicts the Christian Old Testament story of King Soloman’s Court (1 Kings 3:16 – 28).  1 Kings 3:16–28 recounts that two mothers living in the same house, each the mother of an infant son, came to Solomon. One of the babies had died, and each claimed the remaining boy as her own. Calling for a sword, Solomon declared his judgment: the baby would be cut in two, each woman to receive half. One mother thought the ruling fair, but the other begged Solomon, “Give the baby to her, just don’t kill him!” The king declared the second woman the true mother, as a mother would even give up her baby if that was necessary to save its life. This judgment became known throughout all of Israel and was considered an example of profound wisdom.

    This Painting is of excellent pictorial quality. Housed in a more recent contemporary wooden frame | The work is painted with bright and vibrant colors, rich in detail and characters | The painting is in excellent state of conservation.

  • Artist / Maker

    Giovanni Paolo Pannini

    Date

    18th Century

    Frame

    Yes

    Kind

    Paintings

    Medium

    Oil

    Origin

    Italy

    Other

    Restored

    Size

    XL (greater than 40 in.)

    Style

    Baroque

    Subject

    Figurative, Historical, Interiorscape, Religious

    Support

    Canvas

    Title

    King Solomon’s Court