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Landscape with the Voyage of Jacob  by Claude Lorrain (Claude Gellée)

Claude Lorrain (Claude Gellée)
French, 1600-1682
Landscape with the Voyage of Jacob
1677
Oil on canvas
71.2 x 95.1 cm
Acquired by Sterling Clark, 1918
1955.42

Notes:
Like most of Claude's works, Landscape with the Voyage of Jacob represents an idyllic scene of rolling hills and ancient ruins, suffused with a glowing light. Its perfectly balanced composition and the inclusion of the biblical story of Jacob's journey to Canaan with his flocks and herds (Genesis 33:12-18) give the landscape a dignity that appealed to Claude's aristocratic and princely patrons.