Isaac Blessing Jacob, Govert Flinck, c. 1638

Isaac Blessing Jacob, Govert Flinck, c. 1638

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The Bible recounts how Jacob, pretending to be his brother Esau, tricked their blind father into bestowing Esau’s rightful blessing on him. The idea of imitating Esau’s hirsute arms by wearing animal-skin gloves came from their mother Rebecca, who looks on from behind the bed. Flinck derived both this painting technique and narrative style from Rembrandt, by whom he was trained.

Abraham, Isaac and Jacob Biblical scenes Govert Flinck Old Testament

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