Gerard Seghers 1591 – 1651

The Patient Job

oil on canvas (192 × 242 cm) — 2nd quarter 17th century Museum Národní galerie, Sternberg Palace, Prague

Gerard Seghers biography

This work is linked to Job 19:2

Tags: Job

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God and Satan play a game with Job, whose faith is tested. He loses all his wealth, ends up on a dung hill, is mocked by his wife (right), and his friends (left) do not understand his quiet acceptance of his fate. But Job is patient and in the end all ends well.

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