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Jacobsz., Lambert
Elisha and Gehazi Elisha and Gehazi
around 1629 around 1629

In this rarely depicted Old Testament scene, the prophet Elisha rebukes his servant, Gehazi, for dishonesty. The bold passages of colour are hallmarks of Lambert Jacobsz’s style, but the technique of scratching into the paint with the butt end of the brush may derive from Rembrandt, whose paintings Jacobsz sold in his Leeuwarden dealership. Rembrandt, in turn, took up the compositional formula of large-scale figures engaged in animated conversation, as did artists in his orbit such as Jan Victors and Abraham van Dijck.

 
Jacobsz., Lambert
Amsterdam, Netherlands c. 1598-Leeuwarden, Netherlands 1636 Amsterdam, Netherlands c. 1598-Leeuwarden, Netherlands 1636
Elisha and Gehazi Elisha and Gehazi
around 1629 around 1629
Oil on canvas Oil on canvas
overall: 82 cm x 103 cm
Purchase, Bader Acquisition Fund, 2014 Purchase, Bader Acquisition Fund, 2014
57-013

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