NOMÉ, François de
(b. 1593, Metz, d. 1644, Napoli)

King Asa of Juda Destroying the Idols

Oil on canvas, 82,5 x 126 cm
Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

Although the subject is taken from the Old Testament, the picture is an excuse for one of the artist's dramatic effects. No other artist of the seventeenth century had such a sense of theatricality.

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