matteo rosselli

The Triumph of David 2. Matteo Rosselli (Italian, 1578-1650). Oil on canvas.

Rosselli was of the late Florentine Counter-Mannerism and early Baroque. He is best known for his highly-populated grand-manner historical paintings.

David is a shepherd and encourages the king with singing and harp playing. David also is a brave warrior. When he kills the giant Goliath with a stone from his sling. David is hailed as a hero.