The With of Endor Summoning the Prophet Samuel's Spirit (King Saul at the Witch of Endor)
Saul, the first king of Israel, wanted to know his fortune before an important military campaign. The Witch of Endor summoned the spirit of prophet Samuel, and he predicted a horrible death for the king and his sons, because Saul failed to fulfill God’s orders.
In 1857 Ge was awarded with a 1st class golden medal for this painting. He also received a title of a high-class artist and was sent on a trip abroad.