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Creator Name: Guercino
Creator Qualifier: Imitator of
Creator Nationality: European; Southern European; Italian
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: Italian; 1591-1666
Creator Name-CRT: Guercino, imitator of
Creator Name-CRT: Guercino Guercino
Title: Final Published Work: Jacob Blessing the Sons of Joseph, painting, collection of Sir Denis Mahon, London, 1620
Title Type: preferred
Title Type: alternate
Title: Jacob Blessing the Sons of Joseph
Title: Jacob Blessing Ephraim and Manasse
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1610
Creation End Date: 1666
Creation Date: =c. 1620 wkg DMa
Creation Place: Europe,Italy
Object Type: Drawings and Watercolors
Classification Term: pen and ink
Classification Term: Drawing
Classification Term: Prints and Drawings
Materials and Techniques: Medium: Pen and brown ink, with brush and gray and brown wash, on cream laid paper.
Dimensions: Height: 181 mm., Width: 245 mm.
AMICA Contributor: The Art Institute of Chicago
Owner Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
ID Number: 1922.484R
Credit Line: The Art Institute of Chicago, The Leonora Hall Gurley Memorial Collection
Context: exhib. label:Jacob Blessing the Sons of Josephc. 1620Pen and brown ink with brush and gray wash, over black chalk on paperLeonora Hall Gurley Memorial CollectionThis is the earliest known study for a commission that Guercino was given in 1620 by Cardinal Jacopo Serra, Legate of Ferrara. The forceful, naturalistic drawing captures the moment of the Old Testament story in which Joseph attempts to guide the blessing arm of the nearly blind Jacob away from his younger son Ephraim to the head of his first-born, Manasse.
AMICA ID: AIC_.1922.484R
AMICA Library Year: 2001
Media Metadata Rights:
Copyright The Art Institute of Chicago, 2000
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