The Patriarchal Family

Dante Gabriel Rossetti   -  
Dante’s Vision of Rachel and Leah

The young Rachel represents the active life, while Leah, looking at her reflection in the water, represents the contemplative life, according Dante Alliegheri’s interpretation of the biblical figures. The great Italian poet appears in the upper left corner.


Portion: Vayetze
Watercolor
Tate Gallery, London
Date : 1855
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