Gerbrand van den Eeckhout ( 1621-1674) Origin : Netherlands
Dutch painter, draughtsman and etcher. A pupil of Rembrandt, Eeckhout painted Biblical paintings in the style of his master. He adapted his style to suit his subject with sensitive versatility and was also a gifted colorist and an artist of great imagination.
The Levite and his concubine sit in the street where they encounter an old field laborer, holding a shovel and followed by a dog. The Levite and his concubine are depicted as well-to-do people, who are escorted by a servant and an ass.
Source: Judges 19
Oil on canvas | 96.5 x 121.9
National Gallery of Art, Washington
Date : 1650