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The Reconciliation of Jacob and Esau, from the series Imagines et figurae bibliiorum, ca. 1582 - 1593, ca. 1653 - 1654

  • etching, paper
  • 184 x 242 mm
  • Inv. 2013-AAM

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In this river landscape, the foreground shows the reconciliation of Jacob and Esau. To the right behind Esau is his army. On the left are Jacob's wives, children and caravan (Gen 33:1).


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

Jan Philipsz. Schabaelje
Amsterdam ca. 1586 - Amsterdam 1656

Title The Reconciliation of Jacob and Esau, from the series Imagines et figurae bibliiorum
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: Cor regis in manu Domini
printed inscription in the depiction, top left: Genesis. 33. 1.
printed inscription in the representation, bottom left: 43
printed inscription in the depiction, at the bottom right: 44
stamps (tools) on the back, bottom right: Stad Gent / Museum voor Schone Kunsten
Collection print room
Object type etching AAT
Inventory number 2013-AAM
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
25F24(DROMEDARY) hoofed animals: dromedary Iconclass
25G3 trees Iconclass
25H11 mountains Iconclass
25H112 rocks Iconclass
25H2 landscapes with waters, waterscapes, seascapes (in the temperate zone) Iconclass
25H213 river Iconclass
25H23 sea (seascape) Iconclass
25I city-view, and landscape with man-made constructions Iconclass
25I12 prospect of city, town panorama, silhouette of city Iconclass
45B the soldier; the soldier's life Iconclass
45C13(SWORD) hacking and thrusting weapons: sword Iconclass
45K13 fortress Iconclass
46C133 pack-animal Iconclass
46C21 ships (in general) Iconclass
46C23 boat propelled by man or animal Iconclass
46C24 sailing-ship, sailing-boat Iconclass
47I213 sheep Iconclass
47I2211 herd, flock Iconclass
47I228 cattle driving, cattle driver Iconclass
71 Old Testament Iconclass
71C3 story of Jacob Iconclass
71C323 Jacob and Esau are reconciled (Genesis 33) Iconclass
71C3231 as Esau, usually represented as a soldier, approaches with four hundred men, Jacob divides the children among his wives Iconclass
71C3232 the meeting between Esau and Jacob Iconclass
School / Style Renaissance AAT
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