Oil on Canvas Board 10 x 14in (27 x 35cm)
I had never heard of the seventeenth century Dutch painter Willem Drost (c.1633-59), a mysterious figure, apparently a pupil or associate of Rembrandt, who died aged 25. Works known to be by him are few; though experts now believe several paintings attributed to Rembrandt were really his. He and Rembrandt both painted Bathsheba, and in the same year, 1654.
The tale of David's seduction of Bathsheba is in 2 Samuel 11.