Lucas van Leyden 1494 – 1533

Joseph before Pharaoh

drawing with pen and brush (19 × 19 cm) — c. 1512 Museum Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

Lucas van Leyden biography

This work is linked to Genesis 41:25

Pharaoh had had a number of odd dreams, the meaning of which he did not understand. His butler recalls a Jewish slave in prison, who excelled in interpreting dreams.

Thus the slave, Joseph, is brought before Pharaoh.

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