A letter from the King! Study after Willem Drost, student of Rembrandt. Willem’s painting titled ‘Bathsheba’ was inspired by Rembrandt’s painting earlier the same year.
This Bathsheba painting is an original artwork made by André Romijn, after the original ‘Letter from King David’ by Willem Drost.
As a student of Rembrandt, Willem’s painting titled ‘Bathsheba’ was inspired by Rembrandt’s painting done in the same year (1654) on the same subject and given the same title, though their treatments are rather different. Both Drost’s and Rembrandt’s paintings are in the Louvre in Paris.
Willem died much too young in Venice, just two months before his 26th birthday. A great painter lost!