RUBENS, Peter Paul
(b. 1577, Siegen, d. 1640, Antwerpen)
Bathsheba at the Fountainc. 1635
Oil on oak panel, 175 x 126 cm
Rubens depicts Bathsheba at her toilet, sitting at a fountain. A messenger is shown arriving with a letter sent by King David who is barely visible at the upper left corner of the painting.