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After Ary Scheffer (1795-1858)

'Jacob et Rachel' 1860

Albumen print? | RCIN 2865057

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Photograph of a work by Ary Scheffer, the first version of which was painted in 1857. The work depicts Jacob and Rachel, shown in three-quarter length. Jacob extends his right hand, in which he holds a shepherd's crook, and places it around Rachel's back. He holds her right hand with his left hand, and places it in front of his chest. His lips are pressed against her forehead.

Ary Scheffer (and his studio) continued throughout his life to produce new works of old compositions on demand. His paintings were also widely reproduced as etchings.

  • Creator(s)

    After Ary Scheffer (1795-1858) (artist)

    Robert Jefferson Bingham (1825-70) (photographer)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs