Jael and Sisera
Lorenzale i Sugrañes, Claudi [Barcelona, 1814 o 1815 - 1889]
Technique: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 68 x 83 cm
Date: 1837
Generic classification: Paint
General inventari: 443
Location: Reial Acadèmia Catalana de Belles Arts de Sant Jordi
Notes:
Inscribed: On stretcher, on incomplete label of the Academy, in ink: "Num. antiguo desconocido/ Num. Moder 267/ Jahel/ por Claudio Lorenzale", and on another label with the Academy's seal, in ink: "N”6’. Provenance: This work was awarded unanimously the Silver medal for Painting and 300 reales at the Escola de Llotja in 1837. Came to the Academy's Museum: 1837. Note: In 1932 passed in deposit to the Provincial Commission for Historical and Artistic Monuments of Barcelona, with the number 6 in the relationship works deposited, from where was recovered years later. the theme, imposed by the call, is from the Bible and corresponds to the book of Judges (4, 17-22). Represents Sisera, general of the Canaanites, who after being defeated by the Israelites, took refuge in store Heber, which wife, Jael, killed him a stake in the head.
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