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The Meeting of Jacob and Esau, (painting)

Artist:
VanCort, Adam 1557-1641
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Notes:
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 8 (Sale info: For Sale).
"Genesis chap. XXIII, Ver. 4: 'And Esau ran to meet him, and embraced him, and fell on his neck and kissed him: and they wept. Ver. 5th. And he lifted up his eyes, and saw the women, and the children, and said, who are those with thee. And he said. The children which god hath graciously given thy servant. Verse 6th. Then the handmaidens came near, they and their children, and the bowed themselves.' - This is painted in the best style of the master, whose works Rubens highly esteemed; it possesses all the warmth and glow of colouring in the Venetian style. The figures are grouped with judgment and truth, and, as a whole is true to the text. The character and expression excellent. Painted by Adam Van Oort, who was born at Antwerp 1557, died 1641." [P. 3-4.]
Descriptive Catalogue of Original Cabinet Paintings, now arranged in the Gallery, Doggett's Repository of Arts, entrance at No. 16, Market-Street, and may be viewed every day, from 8 in the morning till sunset; being a truly splendid and valuable Collection of one hundred and sixty-four Cabinet Paintings in elegant frames; selected on the Continent of Europe, at the Expense of thirty thousand dollars, and are warranted to comprise the works of the Great Masters, from the 13th Century to the Present Time.
Topic:
Religion--Old Testament--Jacob
Religion--Old Testament--Esau
Figure group
Literature--Bible
Control number:
AECI 03260008
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index

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