BRUEGEL, Pieter the Elder
(b. ca. 1525, Brogel, d. 1569, Brussel)
The Suicide of Saul1562
Oil on panel, 34 x 55 cm
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna
The inscription identifies the subject as the rarely represented scene of the suicide of Saul after his defeat by the Philistines. These events are described in 1 Samuel 31, 1-5.