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Jacob’s Journey

ca. 1565-1570
Jacopo Bassano

The story of Jacob and his journey back to his family, as told in Genesis, the first book of the Bible, is only a pretext for the depiction of animals, figures and clothing in a composition that no longer has anything to do with religion. In this canvas by Jacopo Bassano (1510–1592), a brilliant example of Renaissance painting in Venice, the draughtsmanship is dissolved in painting with subtle variations in colour and visible brushstrokes.

Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi/ Photo: APF

Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi/ Photo: APF

Artist: Jacopo Bassano
Title: Jacob’s Journey
Geography: Venice, Italy
Date: ca. 1565-1570
Medium: oil on canvas
Classification: graphic arts (drawing, painting, engraving, calligraphy)
Dimensions: 62.5 x 96.3 cm
Inventory number: LAD 2011.032
Contact for images: [email protected]
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