David and Jonathan

Rembrandt van Rijn, David and Jonathan, 1642. Oil on panel, acquired by Peter the Great and now held in the Hermitage, St. Petersburg. 

Almost certainly an authentic Rembrandt, and sometimes incorrectly linked with David’s reconciliation with Absalom, this painting portrays David bidding farewell to Jonathan with intense emotion before he flees into the wilderness (1Sam 20:42).

David and Jonathan

Genuine; historically accurate.

1Sam 20:42

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