Artist Charles Nicolas, le pere Cochin, French, 1688-1764
Artist after Jean Restout, French, 1692-1768
Title
  • Laban Defending Himself from Jacob for Having Imposed Leah upon Him in Place o
Date ca. 1737
Medium etching and engraving in ink on laid paper
Dimensions Sheet (trimmed within platemark): 21 1/8 × 15 5/8 inches (53.7 × 39.7 cm)
Credit Line Gift of Mrs. James E. Scripps
Accession Number 09.1S307
Department Prints, Drawings & Photographs
Not On View
Signed Signed, in plate below image, lower right: C. N. Cochin Sculp.
Inscriptions Inscribed, in plate below image, lower left: Restout pinx.
Inscribed, center bottom margin: LABAN S'EXCUSE ET DIT A JACOB QUE LA COUTUME DU PAIS ETANT DE MARIER LES AINEES AVANT LES CADETES, | Il a du lui donner Lia avant Rachel, qu'il lui promet au bout de 7 Jours; a condition qu'il le servira encore 7 Ans. Genese. XXIX. | Le Tableau original est dans le cabinet de Madame la Comtesse de Verrue. | Se vend chez Cochin rue St. Jacques a St. Thomas d'Aquin avec privilege du Roy.
September 1887, C. J. Meyer (Carlsbad, possibly California, USA).
Mrs. James E. Scripps [Harriet J.];
1909-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Roux, M. Inventaire du Fonds Francais. Paris: Bibliotheque National, 1940, no. 224.