About the creation

David and Saul

Artist name: Nolde Emil

An elderly, tragic King Saul stands hunched over, holding onto his staff with his back to David. David, playing the harp, is hidden in darkness, with only his hand clearly visible.

Emil Nolde, “Saul und David”, 1911 Strich- und Tonätzung, Stuttgart, Staatsgalerie © Nolde Stiftung Seebüll 2023

Source: I Samuel 16; 18

Technique: Engraving

Date: 1911

Dimensions: 30 x 25