Description of the picture:
The spirit of Samuel, called to Saul by the enchantress from Endor – Salvatore Rosa. 1668. Oil on canvas. 273×193 Salvatore Rosa (1615-1673) created landscapes, portraits, battle and historical paintings, as well as works on mythological and biblical themes. Canvas “The Spirit of Samuel, called to Saul by a sorceress from Aendor” written in a biblical plot. Ruler Saul, who fought with the Philistines, went to Aendor to find out who would be the winner. In Aendor, the spirit of King Samuel appeared to him, predicting defeat in the war and death. This painting by an Italian artist anticipates the painting of romanticism, which before birth was still more than a century old."