Sunday, March 15, 2015


Flock of Sheep

Jacob Leading the Flocks of Laban

Journey of Abraham

Journey of Rebecca

Meeting of Isaac and Rebecca

Flocks of grazing animals with mounted herders appear with noticeable frequency in paintings by Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione (1609-1664), whose engravings have occupied this space recently. Old Testament stories are certainly full of opportunities to represent sheep and goats and cows if a painter chooses to seek them out.

Adoration of the Shepherds

Saint Francis in Ecstasy

Allegory for Mantua

Pyrrha & Deucalion