Bathseba in the Bath  1485

by Hans Memling

According to the biblical tale, King David glimpsed the bathing Bathseba from the roof of his palace. Knowing that she was married to Urias, he nevertheless called her to him. He then ordered Urias sent into battle on the front during the siege of Rabba. When David's hope was fulfilled and Urias killed, the king took Bathseba as his bride. The scene depicted in the window ...
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