Category: biblical

Christiaen van Couwenbergh – Joseph and Potiph…

Christiaen van Couwenbergh – Joseph and Potiphars Wive – 1626

Potiphar  is a person known only from the Book of Genesis’s account of Joseph. Potiphar is said to be the captain of the palace guard. In the Quran he is referred to by his title, Aziz. Joseph, sold into slavery by his brothers, is taken to Egypt where he is sold to Potiphar as a household slave. Potiphar makes Joseph the head of his household, but Potiphar’s wife, who is not named in the Bible or in Christian tradition, is furious at Joseph for resisting her attempts to seduce him, and falsely accuses him of attempted rape. Potiphar casts Joseph into prison, from where he later comes to the notice of Pharaoh through his ability to interpret the dreams of other prisoners. (Genesis 39-40)

Christiaen van Couwenbergh, (8 July 1604 – 4 July 1667) was a Dutch Golden Age painter.

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COUWENBERGH, Christiaen van
The Capture of Samson
1630
Oil on canvas, 156 x 196 cm
Dordrechts Museum, Dordrecht

Christiaen van Couwenbergh, (8 July 1604 – 4 July 1667) was a Dutch Golden Age painter.

Couwenbergh was born in Delft. His father Gillis was a silversmith, engraver, and art dealer from Mechelen. Gillis had moved to Delft before 1604 where he married Adriaantje Vosmaer, the sister of the flower painter Jacob Vosmaer. Christiaen learned to paint from Johan van Nes, and then entered the Guild of St. Luke in Delft in 1627. He then travelled back and forth to Italy. After his return, he settled in The Hague where he joined the Confrerie Pictura in 1647 and became deacon in 1649. He specialized in large historical allegories as wall decorations, often with life-sized nudes. He not only painted, but also produced drawings and designs for tapestries. His patrons were Frederick Henry, Prince of Orange, among other royal admirers, for wall decorations at Huis ter Nieuwburg, Huis ten Bosch and Huis Honselaarsdijk. Queen Christina of Sweden purchased a series of tapestries designed by him.

He later moved to Cologne between 1654-1656, where he later died.[1][2] He is known for portraits and historical allegories and is judged to be one of those influenced by Caravaggio.

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The Fall. 1807. Christiaen Van Couwenbergh. Dutch 1604-1667. oil/canvas.       http://hadrian6.tumblr.com

Christiaen van Couwenbergh, (8 July 1604 – 4 July 1667) was a Dutch Golden Age painter.

lionofchaeronea:Vision of Cornelius the Centur…

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Vision of Cornelius the Centurion, Gerbrand van den Eeckhout, 1664

Cornelius (Greek: Κορνήλιος) was a Roman centurion who is considered by Christians to be one of the first Gentiles to convert to the faith, as related in Acts of the Apostles.

Gentile (from Latin gentilis, by the French gentil, feminine: gentille, meaning of or belonging to a clan or a tribe) is an ethnonym that commonly means non-Jew. Other groups that claim Israelite heritage sometimes use the term to describe outsiders.

The term is used by English translators for the Hebrew גוי‬ (goy) and נכרי‬ (nokhri) in the Hebrew Bible and the Greek word ἔθνη (éthnē) in the New Testament. The term “gentiles” is derived from Latin, used for contextual translation, and not an original Hebrew or Greek word from the Bible. The original words goy and ethnos refer to “peoples” or “nations” and are applied to both Israelites and non-Israelites in the Bible. However, in most biblical uses, it denotes nations that are politically distinct from Israel. Since most of the nations at the time of the Bible were “heathens”, goy or gentile became synonymous with heathen, although their literal translations are distinct. The term gentile thus became identical to the later term Ummot ha-olam (nations of the world). Latin and later English translators selectively used the term “gentiles” when the context for the base term “peoples” or “nations” referred to non-Israelite peoples or nations in English translations of the Bible.

Gerbrand van den Eeckhout (19 August 1621 – 29 September 1674), was a Dutch Golden Age painter and a favourite student of Rembrandt. He was also an etcher, an amateur poet, a collector and an adviser on art.

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Gerbrand van den Eeckhout

Abraham and the Three Angels

1656

Gerbrand van den Eeckhout (19 August 1621 – 29 September 1674), was a Dutch Golden Age painter and a favourite student of Rembrandt. He was also an etcher, an amateur poet, a collector and an adviser on art.

v-ersacrum: Gerbrand van den Eeckhout, The L…

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Gerbrand van den Eeckhout,

The Last Supper,

1664

Gerbrand van den Eeckhout (19 August 1621 – 29 September 1674), was a Dutch Golden Age painter and a favourite student of Rembrandt. He was also an etcher, an amateur poet, a collector and an adviser on art.

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David Promises Bathsheba That Solomon Will Be His Successor, Gerbrand van den Eeckhout, 1646

Bathsheba was the wife of Uriah the Hittite and later of David, according to the Hebrew Bible. She is most known for the biblical narrative in which she was summoned by King David who had seen her bathing and lusted after her. She was the mother of Solomon, who succeeded David as king, making her the Queen mother.

Gerbrand van den Eeckhout (19 August 1621 – 29 September 1674), was a Dutch Golden Age painter and a favourite student of Rembrandt. He was also an etcher, an amateur poet, a collector and an adviser on art.

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Christ Teaching in the Synagogue of Nazareth

Gerbrand van den Eeckhout, 1658

Gerbrand van den Eeckhout (19 August 1621 – 29 September 1674), was a Dutch Golden Age painter and a favourite student of Rembrandt. He was also an etcher, an amateur poet, a collector and an adviser on art.

laclefdescoeurs:A Hermit praying, 1663, Gerbra…

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A Hermit praying, 1663, Gerbrand van den Eeckhout

Gerbrand van den Eeckhout (19 August 1621 – 29 September 1674), was a Dutch Golden Age painter and a favourite student of Rembrandt. He was also an etcher, an amateur poet, a collector and an adviser on art.

Peeter Sion – Raising of the Cross – 

Peeter Sion – Raising of the Cross – 

Peeter Sion or Peter Sion (c. 1620 – 21 August 1695) was a Flemish painter of landscapes, history paintings and genre scenes. His work was mainly produced for the export market and dealt with biblical stories.