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Potiphar's Wife Displays Joseph's Garment

Lucas van Leyden (in c. 1512)

Potiphars wife falsely accused Joseph of attempting to seduce her and shows her husband part of Joseph's cloak as proof. In the background we see the innocent Joseph being taken to prison. In addition to several paintings about Joseph, Lucas van Leyden also made a series of engravings.


Title Potiphar's Wife Displays Joseph's Garment
Material and technique Oil on panel
Object type Painting
Location This object is on view in room 33
Dimensions (general) Height : 26,2 cm
Width : 36 cm
Makers Painter: Lucas van Leyden
Accession number 2455 (OK)
Credits Verworven met de verzameling van / Acquired with the collection of: D.G. van Beuningen 1958
Department Old Masters
Acquisition date 1958
Age maker Between 18 and 28 years old
Collector Collector / D.G. van Beuningen
Exhibitions BABEL - Oude meesters terug uit Japan / Old Masters Back from Japan (2018)
Van Eyck tot Bruegel (1994)
External exhibitions Nederlandsche Kunst van de XVde en XVIde eeuw (1945)
Lucas van Leyden en de Renaissance (2011)
Collection of Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen – Bruegel’s ‘The Tower of Babel’ and Great 16th Century Masters (2017)
Material Panel > Worked wood > Wood > Vegetable material > Organic material > Material > Material and technique
Oil > Paint > Artist's material > Material > Material and technique
Object Painting > Painting > Two-dimensional object > Art object
Geographical origin Northern Netherlands > The Netherlands > Western Europe > Europe

All about the maker

Lucas van Leyden

Leiden 1489/1494 - Leiden 1533

Lucas van Leyden produced and sold engravings when he was only nine years old. He studied painting with his father, Hugo Jacobsz and with his fellow city-dwelle..