Duke of Buckingham Series - Rebecca at the Well
Paolo Veronese - circa 1585-1588
1200 x 610 • 243 KB
Samuel H Kress Collection, 1952. Veronese was born in the town of Verona but his career was spent in Venice where he came under the influence of Titian. The inspiration for this scene was drawn from Genesis. Rebecca is ceremoniously offered betrothal jewels by a servant sent on behalf of Isaac. Veronese has fashioned a grandiose scene, including exotic creatures such as camels. This painting (once part of a series of ten in the collection of the Duke of Buckingham) testifies to Veronese's genius for large-scale decoration and his love of brilliant colour. Note the fiery red-oranges in Rebecca's dress. The influence of the workshop in the "Buckingham series" has long been debated among scholars.
Owner/Location: National Gallery of Art - Washington DC  (United States - Washington)
Dates: circa 1585-1588
Artist age:Approximately 60 years old.
Dimensions: Height: 145.5 cm (57.28 in.), Width: 282.7 cm (111.3 in.)
Medium: Painting - oil on canvas
Entered by: Member kohn1fox on 15 November 2013.
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