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English: Isaac and Rebecca, Flemish, 16th-century tapestry

Identifier: frick-31072002501429 (find matches)
Title: Illustrated catalogue of the very valuable art property belonging to the estate of the well-known connoisseur, the late James a. Garland, Esq. a former trustee of the Metropolitan Museum of Art (electronic resource)
Year: 1909 (1900s)
Authors: American Art Association Kirby, Thomas E. (Thomas Ellis), 1846-1924 American Art Galleries
Subjects: Garland, James Albert, 1870-1906
Publisher: New York : American Art Association
Contributing Library: Frick Art Reference Library
Digitizing Sponsor: Metropolitan New York Library Council METRO

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!<ight, 8 feci 6 ittihes; Width, 1 ftet li.t—FLEMISH Tapestry Sixteen i n Cks i i ry. The Meeting ok Isaac asd Rebecca. Theepisode here represented may be found described in Genesisxxiv. Abrahams servant has returned from his mission toMesopotamia to secure a wife for Isaac, bringing with himRebecca and her maid. Isaac, as he meditated in the fields,has seen afar off the cavalcade of camels approaching and hascome to meet it.
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Rebecca lias lighted off the camel, and is now seen ac-cepting Isaacs salutation, while the servant, his mission safelyaccomplished, is holding up his hand with a gesture of bene-diction. In all the figures except that of the servant theRenaissance influence is clearly perceptible. Isaac is clad in acuirass and the short, tight-fitting trousers and boots of a Romansoldier. Over this blue suit is a brownish-amber drapery thatfalls from the left arm and across the back. He is standingwith his back to us, turning his head toward Rebecca, as hegrasps her hand. She wears a head-dress of red and yellowstuff. Oriental in suggestion, but the rest of her costume israther classic in design, consisting of a pinkish-gray skirt,over which is a pale-yellow tunic, bordered with a conventionaldesign. It is gathered in at the waist with a band that alsoholds in place a rich blue cloak. Her maid wears a clingingrobe of pinkish-white color, her head being veiled with a yellowdrapery that descends over h

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