Henry Fuseli

David and Goliath

David and Goliath by Henry Fuseli

Artwork Detail

Although preferring mythological themes to stories from the Bible, the notion of a mortal tackling a monstrous warrior [Samuel 1: ch. 17, verse 49] obviously proved most satisfying to Fuseli. The artist has reinforced the dynamic struggle between the duo with the diagonal lines of the standard and spears of the charioteers in the background. (Monsters and Maidens, 2004)

David and Goliath
Henry Fuseli
Production date
circa 1790-1795
pen and grey wash
343 x 311 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1965
Accession no
No known copyright restrictions
International Art
Display status
Not on display

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