Needlework Picture of David and Bathsheba

in gros and petit point silks and wools. English, c. 1760s. In later frame.

14" x 16½" (42cm x 36cm).
17"  x 20¼" (43cm x 51cm), over frame.

Provenance :-  The Montague Sainsbury Collection.

After Jean François de Troy (1679-1752), David and Bathsheba, 1727, musée des Beaux-Arts, Angers.

This painting was engraved by James Kirk and the (reversed) image appears in the Revd. John Butley's The Bible Illustrated and Explained, 1762. We are grateful to Will Motley for this information.

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