An image of Study of David for 'David's first victory'

William Strutt

(England, Australia 03 Jul 1825 – 03 Jan 1915)

Study of David for 'David's first victory'

Other titles:
Study for 'David's first victory'
Location
Not on display
Further information

This is a preparatory study for the painting 'David's first victory' 1868, in the Gallery's collection. Its subject is from 1 Samuel 17 in the Bible:

'And David said unto Saul, thy servant kept his father's sheep, and there came a lion, and a bear, and took a lamb out of the flock: And I went out after him, and smote him, and delivered it out of his mouth; and when he arose against me, I caught him by his beard, and smote him, and slew him. Thy servant slew both the lion and the bear; and this uncircumcised Philistine shall be as one of them, seeing he hath defied the armies of the living God'.

excerpt from Hendrik Kolenberg, Anne Ryan and Patricia James, '19th century Australian watercolours, drawings & pastels in the Gallery's collection', Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 2005

Year
(1868)
Media
Drawing
Medium
pencil, squared for enlarging, on two joined sheets
Dimensions
73.6 x 45.2 cm sheet (overall)
Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.

Credit
Purchased 1977
Accession number
371.1977