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Jacob's Vision

2006.44.1086 (RS10893)

Description

Painting of a man laying down to sleep wearing a robe and cape. His face is turned towards the stairs that go up into the clouds in the background. In the clouds are figures with wings on them. There are a few figures at the top, but are not colored. Three figures wear robes and are barefoot.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1800
Inscriptions
"Jacob's Vision. / And he dreamed & behold a ladder set upon the earth, & the top of it reached to heaven: & behold the / angels of God ascending & descending on it Gen. Ch XXVIII. ver. 12 / Publish'd Dec. 1 1800, by I. Hindon. No. 44, top of Well Street, Oxford Strt. London" (printed)
"RARE OLD PAINTING / on GLASS. / These were very common in the / early nineteenth century and / the good ones were generally framed / as this one in a brass frame. The / print from which it was taken was / made in 1800 which is probably / when the picture was made. It is / a sort of transfer process painting / a print on glass. Then almost / scraping it off and then adding / paint to the back. / There were four of these all of / biblical subjects in the old / Duncan House in Haverhill. / This one probably the best came to / my mother and after death / I took it. It has probaqbly been / in our family well over a century / and a quarter. / Stephen W. Phillips / Salem, Oct. 1928" (handwritten)
There is an elaborate book on this subject / "The Story of Old England Glass Pictures 1690-1810" / by H.G. Clarke. / Lord, 1928, paid 72 shillings." (handwritten)
Associated Building
Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.).
Material
glass (material)
paint (coating)
Object type
Art
Descriptive terms
glass (material)
paint (coating)
Painting
paintings (visual works)
Dimensions
16 1/16 x 12 3/16 x 1 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
2006.44.1086
Credit Line
Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation
GUSN
222981

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