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Job

A work made of oil on canvas.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of oil on canvas.

Date:

1618/30

Artist:

Spanish (Seville?)

About this artwork

The Latin inscription emerging from the old man’s mouth—NOLI ME CONDEMNARE (“do not condemn me”)—is taken from the biblical story of Job, whose piety withstood the test of a series of dire misfortunes. His resignation and communion with God are depicted here with the realism and strong contrasts of light and dark characteristic of the international followers of Italian painter Caravaggio. Although the artist remains unknown, the painting was probably made in Seville, Spain, in the artistic orbit of Francisco de Zurbarán and Diego Velázquez.

Status

On View, Gallery 211

Department

Painting and Sculpture of Europe

Artist

Spanish School

Title

Job

Place

Spain (Artist's nationality)

Date

1618–1630

Medium

Oil on canvas

Dimensions

47 3/8 × 37 3/8 in. (120.3 × 95 cm)

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Chauncey McCormick

Reference Number

1936.355

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