Ferdinand Bol 1616 – 1680

God's Messenger Appears to Joshua

ink (pen), wax and chalk (27 × 19 cm) — c. 1642 Museum J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles

Ferdinand Bol biography

This work is linked to Joshua 5:13

A messenger of God appears to Joshua, who is off screen. He tells him to have his troops march around Jericho in order to destroy the city walls.

Drawing made with pen and brown ink, brown and gray wash, and red, white and black chalk.

In 1662 Bol would revisit the subject in a huge painting.

Tags: Joshua

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