About the creation

Esther and Mordecai

Artist name: de Gelder Aert

Mordecai, an elderly, bearded man sits slightly below Esther, who is dressed in royal finery. He gestures with his fingers as Esther reaches toward the decree of persecution lying on the table in front of her. This meeting does not take place in the Scroll of Esther.

Source: Esther 4

Technique: Oil on canvas

Location: Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest

Date: 1685

Dimensions: 93 x 148.5