Joseph Telling His Dreams, 1638

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His hair still tousled from sleep, young Joseph can't wait to share his dream, which foretells that his father and brothers will bow down to him (Genesis 37:5-11). Commanding center stage, he is too lost in his tale to notice his father's disbelief and his brothers' disdain. As their remarkably varied expressions imply, the brothers are moving ever closer to ridding the household of the precocious "dream-master."

Details
Title
Joseph Telling His Dreams
Artist Life
1606–1669
Role
Artist
Accession Number
P.1,238
Provenance
red stamp verso, H. F. Sewell (L.1309).
Catalogue Raisonne
Hind 160 iii/iii; B.37; Mz.175 iii/iii; Holl. 37 iii/iii; B-B.38-E
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