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Saul and the Witch of Endor, Antonio Zanchi (1631-1722).

Oil on canvas, 229cm by 274cm.

The Old Testament tells of King Saul consulting a witch for advice on war. She berated him for his lack of faith in God and predicted his death. His army was subsequently defeated and Saul was killed.

This painting was purchased by the 5th Earl and is recorded in the 1688 Inventory: “The Plaster Dineing Roome & Clossett…..1 piece of Saul & ye witch of Endor by Zanchi of Venice”.




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