Joseph Recognized by his Brothers. Peter von Cornelius 1816-17. Fresco. 246 x 331 cm. Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Alte Nationalgalerie (formerly Rome, Casa Bartholdy). Source: Wikimedia. Click on image to enlarge it.
Note that Joseph miraculously has become an Aryan blond (the effect of living in Egypt?) while his brothers have black, brown, and red hair.
Details and related illustrations of this Old Testament subject
- Joseph embracing his young brother
- The faces of the other brothers who sold Joseph into slavery
- Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld’s Joseph and Potiphar’s Wife (1855) from The Bible in Pictures
- Gustav Jäger’s Joseph acknowledging his brethren (c. 1851) from the Art-Journal
This fresco is Figure 64 in Lionel Gossman’s Unwilling Moderns: The Nazarene Painters of the Nineteenth Century — George P. Landow
Gossman, Lionel. Unwilling Moderns: The Nazarene Painters of the Nineteenth Century. Victorian Web [Complete text in the Victorian Web].
Last modified 13 August 2016