Painters Paintings John Duncan (1866–1945): Ivory, Apes and Peacocks; The Queen of Sheba, 1923, tem…
Painters Work John Duncan (1866–1945): Ivory, Apes and Peacocks; The Queen of Sheba, 1923, tempera on board, 101.6 x 152.four cm, Royal Scottish Academy of Artwork and Structure, Edinburgh
The portray depicts the legendary determine of the Queen of Sheba, a determine who has her roots in historic Yemen. She is talked about within the ‘Outdated Testomony’ in relation to King Solomon whose courtroom she visited. This incident is said within the ‘First Guide of Kings’, chapter 10, ‘And when the queen of Sheba heard of the celebrity of Solomon in regards to the title of the Lord… she got here to Jerusalem with a really nice prepare, with camels that naked spices, and really a lot gold…’ The portray takes its title from verse 22 of this ebook ‘For the King had at sea a navy of Tharnish with the navy of Hiram: as soon as in three years got here the navy of Tharnish bringing gold, and silver, ivory, and apes, and peacocks’.