Isaac Blessing Jacob, Govert Flinck, c. 1638

Isaac Blessing Jacob, Govert Flinck, c. 1638

oil on canvas, h 117cm × w 141cm. More details

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.

Collections with this work

Govert Flinck

Rijksmuseum

People

Henriette's Studio

October 27 2017 - 49 works 183 2

Lasa

az

November 13 2017 - 23 works 37 0

Make your own creations with this work