About this artwork

The figures in this classical landscape setting are subsidiary to the idealised landscape setting and the classical temple. The painting depicts the encounter between Judah and Tamar, related in the book of Genesis. Tamar, in disguise, seduces Judah (her father-in-law) and later gives birth to twins. Patel never visited Italy, but despite this his work is infused with the light, sweeping vistas and ancient ruins synonymous with that country.

Updated before 2020

  • artist:
  • title:
    A Classical Landscape with Judah and Tamar
  • date created:
    Unknown
  • materials:
    Oil on panel
  • measurements:
    51.10 x 66.40 cm (framed: 73.60 x 91.90 x 11.50 cm)
  • object type:
  • credit line:
    Accepted by H M Government in Lieu of Inheritance Tax and allocated to the National Galleries of Scotland 2015
  • accession number:
    NG 2874
  • gallery:
  • glossary:
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Pierre Patel

Pierre Patel