The Wisdom of Solomon - after J James Tissot. Illustration of Book of Kings I, 3.27 : 'Then the king answered and said, Give her the living child, and in no wise slay it: she is the mother thereof'. Two women come to Solomon to resolve a dispute over who is the true mother of a baby. Solomon states the baby will be cut in to and each woman can have half. One woman relents as she does not wish the child to be harmed - Solomon judges her to be the mother of the child.JJT: French painter, 15 October 1836 – 8 August 1902.