The Judgment of Solomon

Gustave Doré (1832-83), artist

A. Camant[?], engraver


Source: The Holy Bible

“Then the king answered and said, Give her the living child, and in no wise slay it: she is the mother” (1 Kings 3:27).

Doré here combines the Orientalist depiction of the man holding the baby with the classical or neoclassical figure of the defeated claimant, who could have been a figure from one of Leighton's works.

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Formatting and text by George P. Landow

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