Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Zurbarán’s Jacob and his twelve sons: paintings from Auckland Castle

Francisco de Zurbarán’s works from left: Jacob, Asher, Benjamin and Dan.AUCKLAND CASTLE TRUST/ZURBARÁN TRUST (4)
Francisco de Zurbarán helped to define Seville’s Golden Age, a period of economic expansion and cultural resurgence in the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries, when the Andalusian seaport monopolized trade with the New World. Between 1640 and 1645, Zurbarán and his assistants produced the remarkable series Jacob and His Twelve Sons, which is on view at The Frick Collection through the spring of 2018. Co-organized by the Frick with the Meadows Museum in Dallas and Auckland Castle, County Durham, England, the exhibition was first seen in Dallas last fall. Twelve of the paintings are lent by Auckland Castle. [More]

The Frick Collection: "Zurbarán’s Jacob and His Twelve Sons: Paintings from Auckland Castle" (January 31 through April 22, 2018); 1 East 70th Street; 212.288.0700;
Francisco de Zurbarán (Spanish, 1598–1664) Jacob, ca. 1640–45 Oil on canvas 79 1/8 x 40 5/16 inches (201 x 102.4 cm) © The Auckland Project/Zurbarán Trust Photo credit: Robert LaPrelle