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Solomon’s Idolatry, Johann Carl Loth (1632-1698).

Oil on canvas, 229cm by 274cm.

King Solomon ruled Israel for forty years and was famed for his wisdom. However, he is said to have had a thousand wives of many different faiths who weakened his faith in God.

The 5th Earl of Exeter had purchased this painting by 1684 and it appears in the 1688 Inventory: p. 35; “2 large peices in Guilt frames (viz) } Soloman’s Idolatry, Moses in ye Rushes}by Carlo Loti.”

 

REFERENCE: PIC368

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