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The Big Deal: Zurbarán: Jacob and His Twelve Sons, Paintings from Auckland Castle At The Meadows Museum

by Gila Espinoza 1 Nov 2017 8:30 AM

In the exhibition, “Zurbarán: Jacob and His Twelve Sons, Paintings from Auckland Castle,”  the Spanish Golden Age master Francisco de Zurbarán (1598-1664) was inspired by the biblical text in Genesis 49, in which Jacob, Patriarch of the Israelites, gathers his twelve sons and delivers a prophetic blessing for each. “Jacob and His Twelve Sons” consists of thirteen canvases with all but one remaining in the collection of a single owner at Auckland Castle, County Durham (UK), since 1756. This is the first time any such series of paintings by Zurbarán has been presented as a whole in the United States. The exhibition, which also includes technical analysis of the artist’s process and print sources that influenced Zurbarán, presents a unique opportunity to admire one of the most important collections of the artist’s work. Enter to win free admission to see this monumental series of work at the Meadows Museum on the campus of SMU through January 7, 2018.

Francisco de Zurbarán (Spanish, 1598-1664)

Francisco de Zurbarán (Spanish, 1598-1664)

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