Top: The Lean Years by Johann Friedrich Overbeck and (bottom) Joseph Recognized by his Brothers by Peter von Cornelius. 1816-17. Fresco. 150 x 480 and 244 x 298 cm. Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Alte Nationalgalerie (formerly Rome, Casa Bartholdy). Source: Wikimedia. Click on image to enlarge it.

This painting is Figure 64 in Lionel Gossman’s ”Unwilling Moderns: The Nazarene Painters of the Nineteenth Century George P. Landow

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Grewe, Cordula. Painting the Sacred in the Age of Romanticism. Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate Publishing, 2009.

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