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Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn: Jacob Wrestling with the Angel

Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn 1606 – 1669

Jacob Wrestling with the Angel

oil on canvas (137 × 116 cm) — ca. 1659/60 Museum Gemäldegalerie der Staatlichen Museen, Berlin

Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn biography

This work is linked to Genesis 32:24

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Jacob and the angel wrestle all night, but the angel cannot win. At the break of dawn he gives up and blesses Jacob. He also gives him the honorary name Israel.

Jacob's hip is injured during the fight.

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Title: Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn: Jacob Wrestling with the Angel
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First published: 27 September 2005
Last modified: 4 February 2009