Isaac Blessing Jacob

Gerbrand van den Eeckhout Dutch

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Jacob impersonates his elder brother Esau in order to receive the blessing of their father Isaac, a scheme conceived by Rebecca, the blind man’s wife. Rembrandt made several drawings of the Old Testament subject in the 1640s, and a few of his pupils followed suit. In this case Van den Eeckhout emulates the master’s style more successfully than his gift for effective staging.

Isaac Blessing Jacob, Gerbrand van den Eeckhout (Dutch, Amsterdam 1621–1674 Amsterdam), Oil on canvas

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