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A Romantic Landscape with the Arrival of the Queen of Sheba

COLMAN, Samuel1830

Bristol Museums

Bristol Museums
United Kingdom

The artist's contemporaries would have described this painting as a 'poetic landscape' and it is a characteristic style of the Bristol School. The Old Testament story shown is the Queen of Sheba arriving in Jerusalem with a large entourage and lavish gifts for King Solomon. She can just be seen being carried on a throne through the arch in the distance but, curiously, the king himself is nowhere to be seen. The ghost-like appearance of the figures is due to the thin paint becoming more transparent with age.

Details

  • Title: A Romantic Landscape with the Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
  • Creator: COLMAN, Samuel
  • Date Created: 1830
  • Physical Dimensions: h 889, w 1194 mm
  • Type: painting
  • Rights: ©Bristol Museums, Galleries and Archives
  • Medium: oil on canvas

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