The Coat of Many Colours

WAG 1633


To the left of the painting a male figure, Jacob, is seated in the shade beneath a fig tree, beside his tent. He is sitting between a young girl, his granddaughter and a boy, his son Benjamin. The girl is holding a harp. To the right is a group of men, Jacob's other sons; Levi, Issachar, Judah and Simeon. They are displaying the blood-stained coat of Joseph. Standing on the hem of the coat In the centre of the painting is a medium sized brown dog. The background is a landscape.