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Oil painting - Eliezer and Rebekah at the well

Eliezer and Rebekah at the well

  • Object:

    Oil painting

  • Place of origin:

    Italy (painted)

  • Date:

    early 18th century (painted)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Oil on canvas

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by John M. Parsons

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

An oil painting depicting Rebekah resting her water jar on the edge of a well and turning to Eliezer, who asks her for water.

Place of Origin

Italy (painted)


early 18th century (painted)



Materials and Techniques

Oil on canvas


Height: 43.2 cm estimate, Width: 31.7 cm estimate, :

Object history note

Bequeathed by John M. Parsons, 1870

Descriptive line

Oil Painting, 'Eliezer and Rebekah at the well', Italian School, first half 18th century

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

Kauffmann, C.M., Catalogue of Foreign Paintings, I. Before 1800. London: Victoria and Albert Museum, 1973, p. 158, cat. no. 192.

Production Note

This painting and its companion piece (555-1870) were originally tentatively attributed to Poussin (1893), then to 'school of Poussin'. C. M. Kauffmann believes an Italian origin is more likely for the two pictures.


Oil paint; Canvas


Oil painting


Paintings; Judaism; Christianity


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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