Aert de Gelder (1645 – 1727)

Ahasuerus and Haman Dordrecht, Holland, the early 1680s Oil on canvas 138.5 x 116.8 cm King Ahasuerus (as known as Xerxes) listens to the evil promptings of his first minister Haman.  According to the biblical story, Haman plotted a massacre of the Jews in the Persian empire.  Here, he seeks to poison the king’s mind … Read more