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Joseph and Potiphar’s Wife, Valerio Castello (1624-1659).

Oil on canvas, 131cm by 94.5cm.

This painting depicts the attempted seduction of Joseph by the wife of the captain of the Pharaoh’s guard. It was purchased by the 5th Earl of Exeter in 1684 and was part of a group of paintings listed as being held by English Customs in that year. It appears in the 1688 Inventory, p.14; “The Plaster Dineing Roome & Clossett…1 peice of Joseph & potifers wife} by __”

 

 

REFERENCE: PIC 232

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