Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Scenes from the Life of Esther


Queen Esther
by Andrea del Castagno (1421-1457)

The Feast of Esther
by Frans Francken II (1581-1642)

Esther before Ahasuerus
by Claude Vignon (1593-1670)

Haman Begging Esther of Mercy
by Rembrandt (1606-1669)

The Banquet of Esther
by Jan Victors (1619-1676)

Festival of Esther
by Edward Armitage (1817-1896)

Esther
by Sir John Everett Millais (1829-1896)

Esther
by Minerva Teichert (1888-1976)

5 comments:

Caniad said...

Lovely!

Hannah said...

I really like the last one in watercolor. But I think she looks the prettiest in the first one.

I didn't know there were so many paintings referencing that story!
Thanks for sharing!

Happy Homemaker said...

I really like the last one!

Amanda Evans said...

I love her clothes in that last one. When was it painted? It reminds me of 1920's bridal fashions.

Miss Pickwickian said...

Apparently no ones sure of when it was painted but the artist lived during the 1920s (died in 1976).