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Esau sells his Birthright to Jacob, from the series Imagines et figurae bibliorum, ca. 1582 - 1593, ca. 1653 - 1654

  • etching, paper
  • 186 x 244 mm
  • Inv. 2013-AAF

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Pieter I van der Borcht RKD
Mechelen ca. 1530 - Antwerp ca. 1611

Jan Philipsz. Schabaelje
Amsterdam ca. 1586 - Amsterdam 1656

Title Esau sells his Birthright to Jacob, from the series Imagines et figurae bibliorum
Date ca. 1582 - 1593
ca. 1653 - 1654
Period 16th century
17th century
Location Amsterdam TGN
Medium and support etching AAT
Signatures, inscriptions, and markings printed inscription in the depiction, top right: Avrea aeneis permutata.
printed inscription in the depiction, top right: Genesis. 24. 31.
printed inscription in the representation, bottom left: 32
printed inscription in the depiction, at the bottom right: 33
stamps (tools) on the back, bottom right: Stad Gent / Museum voor Schone Kunsten
Collection print room
Object type etching AAT
Inventory number 2013-AAF
Acquisition credit unknown
Current whereabouts Work currently not on display
IIIF Manifest
Art & Architecture Thesaurus 300055874 religious symbolism AAT
300189808 figures (representations) AAT
300015636 landscapes AAT
Keywords Iconclass 21D water (one of the four elements) Iconclass
25G3 trees Iconclass
25H15 forest, wood Iconclass
25H2 landscapes with waters, waterscapes, seascapes (in the temperate zone) Iconclass
25H2143 pond, pool Iconclass
25I city-view, and landscape with man-made constructions Iconclass
25I12 prospect of city, town panorama, silhouette of city Iconclass
25I5 landscape with tower or castle Iconclass
41A18 hut, cabin, lodge Iconclass
43C11 hunting, chase Iconclass
43C114 hunter Iconclass
43C1147 hunting dogs Iconclass
43C11482 hunting horn Iconclass
71 Old Testament Iconclass
71C2 story of Isaac Iconclass
71C24 Isaac's children (Esau and Jacob) (Genesis 25:19-34) Iconclass
71C244 youth of Esau and Jacob: Esau, Isaac's favourite, becomes a skilled huntsman, while Jacob, Rebekah's favourite, becomes a husbandman Iconclass
71C2441 Esau, returning hungry from the hunt, sells his first birthright to Jacob for a pottage of lentils Iconclass
School / Style Renaissance AAT
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