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Jacob has the stone taken away from the well, from the series Imagines et figurae bibliorum, ca. 1582 - 1593, ca. 1653 - 1654

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

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Jacob has the men of the nearby town of Haran remove the stone from the well. This allows Rachel, Laban's daughter, to make her father's flock drink. On the left, Rachel arrives with the flock (Gen 29:10).


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

Jan Philipsz. Schabaelje
Amsterdam ca. 1586 - Amsterdam 1656

Title Jacob has the stone taken away from the well, 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 dipiction, at the top: Arcanorum detectrix probitas.
printed inscription in the depiction, top right: Genesis. 29. 10.
printed inscription in the representation, bottom left: 39
printed inscription in the depiction, at the bottom right: 40
stamps (tools) on the back, bottom right: Stad Gent / Museum voor Schone Kunsten
Collection print room
Object type etching AAT
Inventory number 2013-AAI
Acquisition credit unknown
Current whereabouts Work currently not on display
Permalink https://mskgent.be/collection/work/data/2013-AAI
IIIF Manifest https://imagehub.mskgent.be/iiif/3/6487/manifest.json
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
25G31 shrubs Iconclass
25H11 mountains Iconclass
25H1124 boulder, stone Iconclass
25H2 landscapes with waters, waterscapes, seascapes (in the temperate zone) Iconclass
25H213 river Iconclass
25I city-view, and landscape with man-made constructions Iconclass
25I12 prospect of city, town panorama, silhouette of city Iconclass
25I3 farm or solitary house in landscape Iconclass
26A clouds Iconclass
41A16 rural housing, e.g. country-house, villa, cottage Iconclass
41A17 farm (building) Iconclass
41A3911 well Iconclass
41AA161 country-house - AA - civic architecture: inside Iconclass
41C121 giving drink Iconclass
47I2211 herd, flock Iconclass
47I228 cattle driving, cattle driver Iconclass
71 Old Testament Iconclass
71C3 story of Jacob Iconclass
71C313 Jacob at the well of Haran (Genesis 29:1-13) Iconclass
71C3132 Jacob sees Rachel coming to the well to water Laban's sheep Iconclass
71C3133 Jacob moves the stone which covers the opening of the well and waters Rachel's sheep Iconclass
School / Style Renaissance AAT
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