About this artwork
Claude Lorraine was lured from his northern birthplace, in the French province of Lorraine, to the warmth of Italy, and he made the landscape of Italy his primary focus in paintings, prints, and drawings.
This sun-drenched landscape with a Roman aqueduct in the background is used as a setting for the story from the book of Genesis in which Jacob offers his flocks to Laban in return for the hand of his youngest daughter, Rachel.
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- Prints and Drawings
- Claude Lorrain
- A Wooded River Landscape with Jacob, Laban, and His Daughters
- Pen and brown ink, with brush and black, brown and gray wash, and black chalk, on cream laid paper, laid down on cream laid card
- Signed recto, lower left, in pen and brown ink: "CLAUDIO (?) à ROMA/1661"; inscribed recto, lower right on mount, in graphite: "16 x 19 1/2…"
- 201 × 302 mm
- Gift of Dorothy Braude Edinburg to the Harry B. and Bessie K. Braude Memorial Collection