WET, Gerrit de
(b. 1616, Amsterdam, d. 1674, Leiden)

Saul Welcoming David after his Victory over Goliath

1640
Oil on panel, 61 x 85 cm
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

This painting depicts the scene when King Saul welcomes David, the conqueror of Goliath. David kneels before the King, behind him are a number of soldiers holding the sword and the helmet of Goliath, whose severed head is in the foreground.