A Wooded River Landscape with Jacob, Laban, and His Daughters

A work made of 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.
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  • A work made of 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.

Date:

1661

Artist:

Claude Lorrain
French, 1600-1682

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

Artist

Claude Lorrain

Title

A Wooded River Landscape with Jacob, Laban, and His Daughters

Origin

France

Date

1661

Medium

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

Inscriptions

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…"

Dimensions

201 × 302 mm

Credit Line

Gift of Dorothy Braude Edinburg to the Harry B. and Bessie K. Braude Memorial Collection

Reference Number

1998.106

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