Jacob’s Dream, Ary de Vois, 1660 - 1680

Jacob’s Dream, Ary de Vois, 1660 - 1680

oil on panel, h 22cm × w 29.5cm. More details

The Bible recounts how one night Jacob lay down on a stone to sleep. He dreamt that he saw a ladder reaching up to heaven with God’s angels going up and down. When he awoke, Jacob vowed to use the stone to build an altar in that place, which he called Bethel (‘House of God’). De Vois painted Jacob’s almost naked body as smooth as porcelain. The once green leaves have turned blue because the yellow pigment in them has disappeared over time.

On display in room 2.24

Collections with this work

paintings

KAREN CLARK STUDIO

February 14 2017 - 325 works 421 7

Poetry

Nevali

January 9 2017 - 21 works 0 0

Mannelijk naakt

Studio Bergmansdesign

January 13 2017 - 13 works 0 0

Make your own creations with this work