The Agreement between Jacob and Laban.From the Original Picture, Painted by Pietro da Cortona; In the Collection of his Grace the Duke of Devonshire. Size of the Picutre 5'10" by 6'3" in height.
Published Feb. 1.st 1770, by J. Boydell Engraver in Cheapside London.
Copper engraving, 520 x 390mm to platemark. 20½ x 15¼.
Representation of the agreement between Jacob and Laban as narrated in the book of Genesis. Laban agreed to let Jacob marry his daughter Rachel, on the condition that Jacob worked for him for seven years. Engraved after the painting by Pietro da Cortona now in Holkham Hall, Norfolk. From "The Most Capital Paintings in England", a series of engravings in published in five volumes between the late 1760s and 1786, the first three of which (1769 to 1773) were originally published under the title Sculptura Britannica. These were a critical and financial success for the publisher John Boydell, who promoted the interests of artists, engravers and patrons, establishing a tradition in Britain for collecting prints.
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