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        Anointing of David by Samuel, 1842

        Barrias, Felix-Joseph (1822-1907); French. Medium: oil on canvas. Date: 1842. Onction de David par Samuel; Samuel anoints David as the next king but Saul retains the throne; Saul refuses God's decision to reject him as king and remains on the throne; prophet Samuel obeys God's command to travel to Bethlehem to locate God's choice for the new king, Saul's replacement Provenance: Musee de la Ville de Paris, Musee du Petit-Palais, France / Giraudon. Photographic Rights The Bridgeman Art Library.


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