Monumental painting with popular biblical subject : love story of Jacob and Rachel, this painting was executed in 1840-1850s by pupil of Peter Cornelius, renown German religion painter Friedrich Hohfelder (1821 - 1905), who worked in Munich and created religious paintings and frescos for Munich churches, under others for Stadtpfarrkirche . About story of Jacob and Rachel see under following links in English and German:
Literature: Thieme/Becker "Allgemeines Lexikon der bildenden Künstler..", Leipzig, 1999;
Inscription: signed on stone lower right .
Technique: oil on canvas, splendidly original period gold-plated frame.
Measurements: unframed w 45 3/4" x h 35 1/2" (116 x 90 cm); framed w 61 " x h 50 3/4 " (155 x 129 cm)
Condition: in very good condition.