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Pynas, Jan Symonsz
Joseph Accused by Potiphar’s Wife Joseph Accused by Potiphar’s Wife
1629 1629

Jan Pynas moved to Amsterdam as a child, and there joined the circle of artists around the prominent history painter Pieter Lastman. Pynas may even have joined Lastman in giving instruction to the young Rembrandt in 1625. He travelled to Italy twice, and his elegant, monumental rendering of the Old Testament scene of the moral plight of Joseph reflects the art he studied there, including that of Annibale Carracci and Paolo Veronese.

 
Pynas, Jan Symonsz
Alkmaar, Netherlands 1583-Amsterdam, Netherlands 1631 Alkmaar, Netherlands 1583-Amsterdam, Netherlands 1631
Joseph Accused by Potiphar’s Wife Joseph Accused by Potiphar’s Wife
1629 1629
Oil on canvas Oil on canvas
overall: 101.6 cm x 127 cm
Gift of Alfred and Isabel Bader, 2014 Gift of Alfred and Isabel Bader, 2014
57-001.25

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