David and Bathsheba, Romeo and Juliet – balconies are a useful device for painter, and not just to tell stories. Goya, Manet, and beyond.
The story of Bathsheba and King David involves adultery and murder, and ultimately the triumph of power not virtue. Early paintings up to Artemisia Gentileschi.
A close-in view shows Christ and a dozen other figures, but the cross itself is projected unusually.
The only panel surviving from a triptych. An original composition and almost personal involvement of the viewer.