Artwork: Joseph with Jacob in Egypt
  Artist: PONTORMO
  Date: Probably 1518
  Technique: Oil on wood
  Location: National Gallery, London
  Notes: Formed part of the decoration of the bedroom of Pierfrancesco Borgherini in the Borgherini palazzo in Florence, commissioned to celebrate his marriage in 1515. In the left foreground Joseph presents his family to the pharaoh; on the right Joseph is seen sitting on a triumphal cart; on the staircase Joseph takes one of his children by the hand, higher up the other is greeted by his mother: lastly Joseph and his sons are portrayed inside a room where Jacob imparts his paternal blessing.
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  Subject: Father Comes to Egypt
The Blessing of Joseph's Sons


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