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Lucas van Leyden: Joseph tells his dreams to Jacob

Lucas van Leyden 1494 – 1533

Joseph tells his dreams to Jacob

engraving (126 × 165 mm) — 1512 Museum Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

Lucas van Leyden biography

This work is linked to Genesis 37:10

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Joseph had dreamed that he and his brothers were working in the field and that his brothers' sheaves bowed for his sheaf. After that, he dreamed that the sun, the moon and eleven stars also bowed for him. Joseph here tells his dreams to his father Jacob. His mother Rachel and brothers are also listening.

To the left Lucas van Leyden shows the moment Joseph enters the room.

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Title: Lucas van Leyden: Joseph tells his dreams to Jacob
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First published: 27 September 2005
Last modified: 19 October 2008