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Jacob Returns to Canaan, Attributed to Charles Amedée Van Loo

Large Painting, oil on canvas representing the departure of Jacob from Laban (Genesis 29-32).
Jacob, set out for the land of Haran in search of a woman, first marrying Leah, then Rachel, the two daughters of Laban.
Jacob begot twelve sons, all born in the land of Haran, except the last, Benjamin, at whose birth he loses his beloved Rachel.
Here we see Jacob fleeing from Laban, with his wives and wealth that he had accumulated for 20 years,after a quarrel with Laban , to join the land of his ancestors (Genesis 31: 17-18
Original canvas , usual cleaning and restoration.
Old frame.
Formerly attributed to Charles Amédée VAN LOO (1715-1795)
220x158 cm with frame

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