30 novembre 2020

Giant killer: Florentine masterpiece at Bonhams Old Master Paintings Sale

Lot 26. Jacopo Vignali (1592-1664), David with the Head of Goliath, oil on canvas, 113.5 x 87.5cm (44 11/16 x 34 7/16in). Estimate £ 150,000 - 200,000 (€ 170,000 - 220,000). Photo: Bonhams.  LONDON.- The Biblical story of how the shepherd boy David slew the mighty giant Goliath with a well-aimed shot from his sling has long appealed to religious and secular audiences alike as an example of the little man defeating the odds to come out on top. The subject has inspired some of... [Lire la suite]