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Joseph and Potiphar’s Wife

Lanfranco Giovanni
(Parma 1582 - Rome 1647)


Documented in the Collection since 1693, the canvas reproduces the fresco in Palazzo Mattei ( 1615). With respect to the latter, however, the painting presents a few differences, with Potiphar’s wife nude here and the colours limited to red and ochre. The subject portrayed is taken from the story of Joseph, who shunned the attempt by the wife of his master, Potiphar, to seduce him (Genesis 39, 7-18).


Object Details

Medium | oil on canvas, cm 101 x 153


Inventory | 67

Location | Room 19 – Helen and Paris Room


Period | '600


Classification | painting




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