Laban Searching for His Idols

Francois Boucher

Francois Boucher - Laban Searching for His Idols
The composition describes the scene when Laban, who deceived Jacob, is vainly looking for the family idols in Jacob´s tents. Rachel, his daughter and Jacob´s wife, who in fact took the images from her father, hid them in the bag on the camel´s seat, in which she was sitting. The relaxed brushwork complies with the contemporary collector´s demand for sketches.
measurements: height 60 cm
width 73 cm
material: canvas
technique: oil
inventory number: DO 4626
gallery collection: Collection of Old Masters