EECKHOUT, Gerbrand van den
(b. 1621, Amsterdam, d. 1674, Amsterdam)

Isaac Blessing Jacob

1642
Oil on canvas, 101 x 128 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

The subject of Isaac Blessing Jacob was a popular one and was represented by several Dutch pupils and followers of Rembrandt in the 1640s. Similarly to the other versions, this painting shows the influence of Rembrandt. The arrangement of the exotic bed, with its fancy head- and footboard, the canopy above, the table, and the platform seem to have been inspired by Rembrandt's Danaë of 1636.




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