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Miniature - Joseph and Potiphar's Wife

Joseph and Potiphar's Wife

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    England (probably, made)

  • Date:

    1727 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Stanley, Sarah (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    On vellum strained on oak panel

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case RMC, shelf 6, box 5

Physical description

Miniature painting. A scene in which Potiphar's wife, on the left with her breasts exposed, attempts to seduce Joseph, who is on the right and is rejecting her advances.

Place of Origin

England (probably, made)


1727 (made)


Stanley, Sarah (artist)

Materials and Techniques

On vellum strained on oak panel

Marks and inscriptions

'Sarah Stanly: Fecit: 1727'
Signed and dated


Height: 17.8 cm, Width: 22.9 cm

Descriptive line

'Joseph and Potiphar's Wife'. Potiphar's wife attempts to seduce Joseph. Miniature painting by Sarah Stanley (née Sloane), British, 1727

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings Accessions 1955-1956 London: HMSO, 1963


Vellum; Panel



Subjects depicted



Paintings; Religion; Christianity


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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