Seaport with the Embarkation of the Queen of Sheba

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Seaport with the Embarkation of the Queen of Sheba was painted in 1648 by the Baroque artist Claude Lorrain.  This work of art is an oil painting of a landscape that shows the departure of the Queen of Sheba.  The story of this painting is about a Queen from Yemen who goes to visit King Solomon in Jerusalem.  The story has been in many different religious books. The purpose this queen visited was because King Solomon (Prophet Suleiman) wanted her and her people to convert to his religion which was to worship one God, her people were the ones that worshiped the sun. The painting has many minute details, its shows the buildings at that time period and how the ships departed.  The artist also made the landscape very realistic with every element in the painting like a picture taken with a camera.  This amazing piece of art is now on the walls of the National Gallery in London.

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