Joseph and Potiphars Wife 1782

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Pietro Labruzzi, (Tomasso) Born: 1739 Italy Died: 1805 Rome Labruzzi was a well known and respected Roman painter. He specialised in portraits of members of high society, his contemporaries and aristocrats. An example of his talent to capture a likeness of the human form is illustrated in his portrait of 1779 of well known artist Giovanni Battista Piranesi. The following drawings are presentation studies, possibly executed as a 'frame work' for a work in oil, or to give the client an idea of the composition. Ink and wash 273mm x 199mm Signed and dated 'P Labruzzi 1782' lower left Potiphar's wife, a bored Egyptian housewife ( she is nameless) is married to a wealthy man. She becomes infatuated with her husbands head slave, a Israelite named Joseph. She approaches him without shame and regularly requests that he should sleep with her. Joseph does not have the same feelings towards her. He is caught between the rage of a rejected woman and the betrayal of his master if

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