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European Art
Artist: Guercino (Giovanni Francesco Barbieri), Italian, 1591–1666

Reuben Showing Jacob Joseph’s Bloodied Tunic


Oil on canvas

45 ¼ x 64 15/16 in. (115 x 165 cm)
base: 11 3/4 x 6 1/8 x 11 3/4 in. (29.8 x 15.5 x 29.8 cm)
Gift of Richard L. Feigen, B.A. 1952
On view
17th century

The artist; Giacomo Zanoni (1615-1682), Bologna, June 9, 1655. Abbé Mey de Lyon, France, by 1685, until at least 1705. Private collection, Paris, by 1976 [see note 1]. Sale, Sotheby’s, Monte Carlo, June 25, 1984, lot 3338; sold to Richard L. Feigen (1930–2021), New York; given to the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., 2020

Note 1: A photograph of the painting in Northern Italian Renaissance scholar and Guercino expert Sir Denis Mahon’s (1910-2011) possession indicates “private collection, France.” (curatorial object file, correspondence, October 27, 2020)

This work appears on our "Artworks with Nazi-Era Provenance Documentation Gaps" page.
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