Zurbarán: Jacob and His Twelve Sons, Paintings from Auckland Castle

Zurbarán: Jacob and His Twelve Sons, Paintings from Auckland Castle

Meadows Museum

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2017-12-02 04:00:00
Every Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat., Sun. until January 7
$12 for adults, $8 for seniors 65 and over, $4 for students

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Meadows Museum
5900 Bishop Blvd.
Dallas, TX  75275
214-768-2516
In creating one of his most monumental series, Spanish Golden Age master Francisco de Zurbarán (1598-1664) was inspired by the biblical text Genesis 49, in which Jacob, Patriarch of the Israelites, gathers his twelve sons and delivers a prophetic blessing for each. “Jacob and His Twelve Sons” consists of a total of thirteen canvases with all but one remaining in the collection of a single owner at Auckland Castle, County Durham (UK), since 1756. This is the first time the majority of paintings in this exhibition will be presented in America – indeed, it is the first time any such series of paintings by Zurbarán has been presented as a whole in the United States. The exhibition, which also includes technical analysis of the artist’s process and print sources that influenced Zurbarán, presents a unique opportunity to admire one of the most important collections of the artist’s work.

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