The Visit of the Queen of Sheba to the King Solomon Art Print
Striking in its complexity, The Visit of the Queen of Sheba to the King Solomon is widely regarded as the most ambitious composition that Fontana ever created. Its subject matter is identified as the meeting of biblical rulers King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba by a Latin inscription painted on a stone step in the foreground. In Fontana's interpretation of the biblical theme, a group of women painted in full length and arranged in a row like an antique frieze dominated one side of the composition. Adorned in sumptuous textiles with striking lace collars, and with the aid of an African servant or enslaved person, they carry offerings of gifts and jewellery to honour the royalty in their presence.
National Gallery of Ireland Art Prints are the perfect way to have your own masterpiece. Printed on high quality 240gsm Satin paper using Epson Ultrachrome Archival inks, each print have a stated light fastness and image permanence of up to, at least 75 years. In order to preserve the image and prevent unnecessary fading, the print should not be exposed to direct sunlight and its UV rays.
All prints have the title and artist's name printed at the bottom of each reproduction.
Dimensions: 50 x 70 cm (including white border)
Original Painting Information
Lavinia Fontana, The Visit of the Queen of Sheba to King Solomon, 1599
Oil on canvas, 251.7 × 326.5 cm
Image, National Gallery of Ireland
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