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Lot 9

Attr. Gerrit Willemsz Horst Humiliation of King Ahab

Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000

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Attributed to Gerrit Willemsz Horst (Dutch, 1612-1652). Oil on canvas Old Master painting titled "Humiliation of King Ahab," depicting the death of the Old Testament king Ahab, who, with his wife Jezebel, had instituted worship of the Canaanite god Baal over Israel. Following his death in battle, Ahab was humiliated for his sins by dogs and pigs licking up his blood. This active scene depicts the dying Ahab being moved by two attendants, swathed in white drapery, surrounded by praying figures and concerned onlookers, while a luminous figure, likely the prophet Elijah, stands above the scene with arms outstretched. Dogs mill around the lower part of the composition, disturbing the body. A Christie's label from sale 2583 is adhered along the verso. Framed; Height: 62 in x width: 82 in. Unframed; Height: 52 1/2 in x width: 72 1/2 in.


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