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Jacob Blesses His Sons, ca. 1720 - 1728

  • etching, burin engraving, paper
  • 358 x 220 mm
  • Inv. 2015-DF

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Jacob lies in a bed under a canopy and makes a blessing gesture with his right hand. Around the bed his 12 sons stand and kneel. Against the right wall are probably Ephraim and Manasseh, Joseph's two sons. On the right, a woman sits at a table. Below is a reference to Genesis 49:1-28 and the title of the print is rendered in Hebrew, French, German, Latin, English and Dutch. The print was used in the following books: Figures de la Bible (Amsterdam: Bernard Picart, 1720) and Taferelen der voornaamste geschiedenissen van het Oude en Nieuwe Testament [...] door de vermaarde kunstenaars Hoet, Houbraken, en Picart getekent [...] en met beschrijvingen uitgebreid (The Hague: Pieter de Hondt, 1728).


Cornelis Huyberts RKD
Emmerich ca. 1669 - 1670 - ca. 1712 - 1724
engravers (printmakers)AAT

Gerard I Hoet RKD
Zaltbommel 1648 - Utrecht 1733

Title Jacob Blesses His Sons
Date ca. 1720 - 1728
Period 18th century
Location Amsterdam TGN
Medium and support etching AAT
burin engraving AAT
Collection print room
Object type etching AAT
burin engraving AAT
illustrations AAT
reproductive prints AAT
Inventory number 2015-DF
Acquisition credit unknown
Current whereabouts Work currently not on display
Permalink https://mskgent.be/collection/work/data/2015-DF
IIIF Manifest https://imagehub.mskgent.be/iiif/3/8830/manifest.json
Art & Architecture Thesaurus 300055874 religious symbolism AAT
300189808 figures (representations) AAT
Keywords Iconclass 31A71 male sex; man Iconclass
31D14 adult man Iconclass
34B11 dog Iconclass
41A2 interior of the house Iconclass
41A4231 canopy, baldachin Iconclass
41A761 bed Iconclass
41D27 drapery, draped garment, 'Gewandgebung' Iconclass
48(+431) art (+ copy, copying ~ work of art) Iconclass
48C145 architectural settings in paintings, sculptures, etc. Iconclass
71 Old Testament Iconclass
71C3 story of Jacob Iconclass
71D Genesis: the story of Joseph Iconclass
71D243 Jacob blesses his sons Iconclass
School / Style Baroque AAT
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