The Boy Joseph Sold into Slavery by his Brothers
Oil on canvas
23 x 28 1/2 inches (58.4 x 72.4 cm)
[Sale] Christie's, New York, April 6, 2006, lot 290
Private collection, New York
This is probably one of a series of paintings illustrating the Biblical story of Joseph, who as a child was sold as a slave to merchants on their way to Egypt by his jealous brothers. Later he rose to a position of authority in Egypt, was able to help his family during a famine, and was reconciled with his brothers.
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