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Orazio Gentileschi (Pisa 1563-London 1639)

Joseph and Potiphar's wife c.1630-2

RCIN 405477

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Joseph was bought by Potiphar, the captain of Pharaoh’s guard, and appointed overseer of his household. One day Potiphar’s wife caught him by his garment and said ‘lie with me’; Joseph fled, leaving the garment in her hands. The painting was one of a group by Gentileschi brought together by Henrietta Maria to decorate the Queen’s House, Greenwich.