CASTIGLIONE, Giovanni Benedetto
(b. 1609, Genova, d. 1664, Mantova)
Jacob Leading the Flocks of Labanc. 1632
Oil on canvas, 114 x 150 cm
This is one of the treatments of this Old Testament subject by Castiglione. It was executed during the artist's stay in Rome.
Castiglione followed the iconographic tradition that had become quite widespread at the end of the sixteenth century through the work of the Bassano family.