JACOBSZ., Lambert
(b. ca. 1598, Amsterdam, d. 1636, Leeuwarden)

Joseph's Brothers on the Road from Egypt

Oil on panel, 55 x 71 cm
Private collection

Best known for his paintings with a historical subject, Jacobsz. painted several landscapes with biblical staffage, such as this characteristic work depicting Joseph's brothers on the road from Egypt held by the centurion and his soldiers (GENESIS, 44: 5-6). These pictures closely relate to works by the pre-Rembrandtists, such as Pieter Lastman, Nicolaes Moeyaert and Jacob Pynas.