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Joseph Interpreting the Prisoners' Dreams

A work made of pen and brown ink, with brush and brown wash, on ivory laid paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of pen and brown ink, with brush and brown wash, on ivory laid paper.

Date:

c. 1638

Artist:

Govaert Flinck
Dutch, 1615-1660

About this artwork

For many years, this drawing was believed to be by Rembrandt. Recent efforts to distinguish Rembrandt’s drawings from those of his pupils have led scholars to reattribute this work to Govert Flinck, who studied with Rembrandt in the 1630s and later achieved great critical and financial success. Here Flinck represented a scene from the life of Joseph, the Old Testament figure whose adventures inspired many drawings, paintings, and even plays in Rembrandt’s time.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Govaert Flinck

Title

Joseph Interpreting the Prisoners' Dreams

Origin

Holland

Date

1637–1639

Medium

Pen and brown ink, with brush and brown wash, on ivory laid paper

Inscriptions

Old inscription of several words obscured by later over-writing, verso, upper left, in pen and brown ink

Dimensions

173 × 206 mm

Credit Line

Clarence Buckingham Collection

Reference Number

1967.144

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