Jacob and Rachel at the Well, Charles Natoire
Charles Natoire
Jacob and Rachel at the Well
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Realisation

Charles Natoire: Jacob et Rachel qui font boire les troupeaux / Jacob und Rachel am Brunnen, 1732, Öl auf Leinwand, 100 x 142 cm. Privatsammlung, Los Angeles (Caviglia-Brunel 2012.P.23)

Charles Natoire

Jacob and Rachel at the Well, ca. 1732


Blatt
206 x 346 mm
Physical Description
Schwarze und weiße Kreide, braun laviert auf blauem Bütten
Inventory Number
1287
Object Number
1287 Z
Status
Can be presented in the study room of the Graphische Sammlung (special opening hours)

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About the Work

The elegant chalk drawing on blue paper was certainly appreciated as a drawing in itself, but initially it served as a sketch (submitted to the client) for a painting which, together with other pieces, was created for the decoration of a Parisian noble palace. Jacob, who had fled from his brother Esau, meets the beautiful Rachel at a well in a foreign country and instantly falls in love with her. The situation's emotiveness is underlined by the composition's pastoral character. A similar, albeit later drawing by the artist is obj. no. 1286 Z.

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Jacob and Rachel at the Well
Draughtsman
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Schwarze und weiße Kreide, braun laviert auf blauem Bütten
Material
Technique
Geographic Reference
Production Reason
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Signiert unten rechts (mit der Feder in Schwarzbraun): C. Natoire
Watermark
  • Nicht geprüft
Work Catalogues
  • Caviglia-Brunel 2012.211.D.112

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
Public Domain

Work Content

Motifs and References

Genre
Persons Shown
Illustrated Passage
  • Bibel, Altes Testament, Genesis 29,9-10

Iconclass

Primary
  • 71C3133 Jacob moves the stone which covers the opening of the well and waters Rachel's sheep
Secondary
  • 47I2211 herd, flock
  • 47I213(+945) sheep (+ animals eating and drinking)
  • 47I222 giving water, feeding (cattle)
  • 44E14 utilitarian, public pump or water fountain

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Last update

01.02.2023