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Joseph and his Brethren, (painting)

Artist:
Unknown
Unknown (copy after)
Medium:
Oil
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1877
Old
Notes:
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 644
"Unknown. Joseph and his Brethren. 140 x 60. Joseph, when ruler of Egypt, had pretended not to recognize his brethren who had gone thither for corn during the famine. He treated them as spies, held their brother Simeon, and sent them back with the assurance that only by bringing down their youngest brother, Benjamin, could they clear themselves of suspicion. This fine painting represents the second meeting of Joseph and his brethren. Benjamin is being put forward to propitiate Joseph, with a portion of the presents - a little balm and a little honey, spices and myrrh, nuts and almonds - which their father, Israel, bade them offer him."
A Catalogue of Paintings in the Gallery of D.W. Powers, Rochester, N.Y. with Explanations and Sketches of Painters by C.C. Merriman. Rochester, N.Y.: E.R. Andrews, Book and Job Printer, Aqueduct Street, 1877.
Topic:
Religion--Old Testament--Joseph
Figure group--Male
Religion--Old Testament--Benjamin
Ceremony--Other--Gift Giving
Control number:
AECI 04120470
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index

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