Giovanni Battista Tiepolo 1696 – 1770

Jacob's Dream

fresco — 1726 - 1729 Museum Palazzo Patriarcale, Udine

Giovanni Battista Tiepolo biography

This work is linked to Genesis 28:12

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Ceiling painting of one of the rooms of the Episcopal palace in Udine, decorated by Tiepolo.

Jacob has fled the parental home after a fight with his brother Esau. On his way to his uncle Laban's house, Jacob dreams of angels coming down a ladder from Heaven. On top of the ladder is God, promising the land Canaan to Jacob and his descendants.

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