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Subjects : History, Religion
Keywords : Painting, Samuel, chiaroscuro, competition, death, drapery, head, religion, rope, winner
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David Victorious over Goliath

David and Goliath is a picture by Caravaggio painted in the early 17th century, probably between 1599 and 1605, and housed in the Prado Museum in Madrid. It depicts a biblical episode from the First Book of Samuel, when the young David seizes the severed head of the giant Goliath, whom he has just killed with a slingshot. Evidence of the painting's presence in the collections of the Buen Retiro Palace dates back to 1794, and it was added to the Prado Museum collection in 1849. Throughout the 19th century, critics considered it to be from the school of Caravaggio"; it was not until Mina Gregori carried out a detailed X-ray study in 1991 that the attribution to Caravaggio himself was confirmed with certainty". Prior to the 1794 inventory, the painting's whereabouts were not known with any certainty, nor was its commissioner identified with any certainty. Art historians have suggested a number of possible sources, such as the collector Juan Bautista Crescenzi, who returned to Madrid in 1617, or the Count of Villamediana, who stayed in Italy from 1611 to 1615 and who, according to his contemporary Bellori, owned a David by Caravaggio"; or Mgr Galeotto Rospigliosi, who included a "David by Caravaggio" in his will of 1643. In any case, it has been established that the work was already present in Spain in the 17th century, when several copies were made". The difficulties in identifying the commissioner of the painting complicate its dating, which is based essentially on stylistic [...]


This artwork is a painting from the classical period. It belongs to the baroque style.


« David Victorious over Goliath » is kept at Museo del Prado.


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