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God Blesses Jacob and Calls Him Israel, from the series Imagines et figurae bibliorum, ca. 1582 - 1593, ca. 1653 - 1654

  • etching, paper
  • 186 x 242 mm
  • Inv. 2013-AAN

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At Bethel, in the middle of a hilly landscape with a river, God reveals himself to Jacob. He gives Jacob the name Israel and promises him the land of Abraham and Isaac. Jacob then erects an altar and consecrates it by pouring oil on it (Gen 35:14). A tetragram here replaces the image of God the Father.


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

Jan Philipsz. Schabaelje
Amsterdam ca. 1586 - Amsterdam 1656

Title God Blesses Jacob and Calls Him Israel, 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: Grati animi monumentum.
printed inscription in the depiction, top right: Genesis. 35. 14.
printed inscription in the depiction, centre
printed inscription in the representation, bottom left: P 46/ PE
printed inscription in the depiction, at the bottom right: 47/ Pe. v. Borcht
stamps (tools) on the back, bottom right: Stad Gent / Museum voor Schone Kunsten
Collection print room
Object type etching AAT
Inventory number 2013-AAN
Acquisition credit unknown
Current whereabouts Work currently not on display
Permalink https://mskgent.be/collection/work/data/2013-AAN
IIIF Manifest https://imagehub.mskgent.be/iiif/3/6492/manifest.json
Art & Architecture Thesaurus 300055874 religious symbolism AAT
300189808 figures (representations) AAT
300015636 landscapes AAT
Keywords Iconclass 11C God the Father Iconclass
11C13 tetragram (in Roman or Hebrew script) ~ symbol of God the Father Iconclass
11Q712 church (exterior) Iconclass
11Q7141 altars (religious fixtures) Iconclass
25G3 trees Iconclass
25H11 mountains Iconclass
25H1124 boulder, stone Iconclass
25H114 low hill country 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
41A17 farm (building) Iconclass
47I2112 cow Iconclass
55C221 Sacrifice Iconclass
71 Old Testament Iconclass
71C3 story of Jacob Iconclass
71C317 Jacob communicating with God (in general) Iconclass
71C325 Jacob's stay at Bethel (Genesis 35:1-15) Iconclass
71C3253 an altar is built at Bethel ~ story of Jacob Iconclass
71C3255 God blesses Jacob, and names him Israel Iconclass
71C3256 Jacob sets up a pillar at Bethel; Jacob consecrates it by pouring oil on it Iconclass
School / Style Renaissance AAT
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