European Art, 1400-1800 - 2 of 9
Claude Lorrain (Claude Gellée)
Landscape with the Voyage of Jacob
Oil on canvas
71.2 x 95.1 cm
Acquired by Sterling Clark, 1918
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.