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  • Francesco Monti
Rebecca at the Well
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Rebecca at the Well about 1750
The painting illustrates the scene described in the Book of Genesis (Chapter XXIV) in which Rebecca draws water from the well at Nahor for Eliezer and his camels, and is chosen as the wife for Isaac, son of Eliezer’s master Abraham. This work probably dates from late in Monti’s career and demonstrates his distinctive ‘neo-mannerist’ style, which was much influenced by contemporary Venetian painting.

Details

  • Acc. No. NG 2120
  • Medium Oil on canvas
  • Size 78.70 x 84.50 cm
  • Credit Bequest of Miss Ida M Hayward 1950