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Jacob's Farewell to Benjamin  1660

by Anonymous

Follower of Rembrandt van Rijn [br]Dutch, 1606-1669 This scene of kinship between men has been interpreted as the biblical figure Jacob granting permission to his youngest son, Benjamin, to travel with his brothers to Egypt. The artist, an unknown follower of Rembrandt van Rijn, conveyed Jacob’s ambivalent emotional state by presenting the boy with his back to the viewe...
113 × 110.5 cm (52 9/16 × 43 1/2 in.)
Oil on canvas
Courtesy of the Art Institute of Chicago