Pieter Potter ca. 1598 – 1652

Jacob persuades Leah and Rachel to flee

oil on panel (54 × 81 cm) — 1638 Museum Museum Catharijneconvent, Utrecht

This work is linked to Genesis 31:5

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Tired of Laban's broken promises, Jacob decides to leave his uncle's land. Here he informs his wives Rachel and Leah and convinces them to join him. They immediately agree, as Laban had mistreated them as well. Also, God had instructed Jacob to return to the land of his fathers.

Pieter Potter was a Dutch painter, father of the better known Paulus. He depicted the episode in a pastoral landscape.

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