Thursday, June 8, 2017

Joseph and Judah with the Cup (c. 1682)

Joseph and Judah with the Cup (c. 1682)
Arent de Gelder 1645 – 1727
oil on canvas (115 × 150 cm) — c. 1682
Genesis 44:18 - Then Judah came near unto him, and said, Oh my lord, let thy servant, I pray thee, speak a word in my lord's ears, and let not thine anger burn against thy servant: for thou art even as Pharaoh.
Joseph's brother Judah falls to his knees and asks Joseph to spare his father from losing another son. Joseph is clearly moved by the request.

Joseph had become a rich grain trader in Egypt. His brothers sold him when he was still young. They do not recognize him when they come to buy grain.

De Gelder also used this subject in his Judah and Joseph, now in a private collection.
>>>> Joseph (Old Testament)

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