The Departure of Jacob

Pen and brown-black ink, brown ink wash, and red chalk wash, with black chalk on cream laid paper | 34.8 x 23.1cm | c. 1755

François Boucher

Among the many subjects Boucher helped popularize were romantic, idealized pastoral scenes. Although he depicted relatively few religious narratives, this drawing may illustrate the Old Testament story in which Jacob travels to Canaan with his family...
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