About this artwork
Aert de Gelder studied with Rembrandt in the last decade of the master’s life, and carried his tradition into the 18th century. In de Gelder’s treatment of this subject, as well as in his style of draftsmanship, the younger artist shows here a preference for the rapid, summary approach to biblical storytelling that was favored by Rembrandt himself.
- Aert de Gelder
- Jacob Shown Joseph’s Blood-Stained Coat
- Pen and brown ink, with brush and brown wash, with touches of white opaque watercolor, on buff laid paper, laid down on ivory laid paper
- Inscribed verso, lower left: "PRo, Mo"; lower center, in graphite: "Rembrandt: Original Drawing; The Bretherin of Joseph Reporting His death to Jacob/ From the Lord of Shrewsbury Coll."
- 121 x 186 mm (primary/secondary supports)
- The Charles Deering Collection