Joseph's Coat

Oil on canvas | 138 x 102cm | 1853

Horace Vernet

Joseph, the favourite son of Jacob, was sold by his jealous brothers to passing Midianite merchants. They smeared his coat of many colours with kid’s blood and returned it to Jacob as evidence of Joseph’s death (Genesis XXXVII, 26-33; cf. Murillo, 'J...
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