TIEPOLO, Giovanni Battista
(b. 1696, Venezia, d. 1770, Madrid)

Jacob's Reconciliation with Esau

1724-29
Fresco
Palazzo Patriarcale, Udine

Two gold-ground panels with figures in stucco next to the centre picture in the Gallery (Rachel Hiding the Idols from her Father Laban) depict Jacob's Reconciliation with Esau (left) and Jacob Wrestling with the Angel (right). These are two of the best-known episodes from the Jacob story.