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Joseph Distributing Grain to Egypt

A work made of etching from two plates on ivory laid paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of etching from two plates on ivory laid paper.

Date:

1644

Artist:

Bartholomeus Breenbergh
Dutch, 1598-1657

About this artwork

Bartholomeus Breenbergh was a painter of Roman ruins and religious and historical subjects. He lived in Rome for around 10 years beginning in 1619, and he founded the Netherlandish artist’s fraternity there in 1623. He later returned to Amsterdam, married well, and, by 1644, he had switched from landscapes to more historical or literary subjects, which he depicted in large format etchings, such as this example.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Bartholomeus Breenbergh

Title

Joseph Distributing Grain to Egypt

Place

Holland (Artist's nationality:)

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Made 1644

Medium

Etching from two plates on ivory laid paper

Dimensions

Image: 45.1 × 67 cm (17 13/16 × 26 7/16 in.); Sheet: 45.2 × 67.1 cm (17 13/16 × 26 7/16 in.)

Credit Line

Joseph Brooks Fair Fund

Reference Number

1968.34

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