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Benjamin West, 1738–1820
Rebecca Receiving the Bracelet at the Well
Former Title(s):

Isaac's servant tying the bracelet on Rebecca's arm [1776, Royal Academy of Arts, London, exhibition catalogue]

Abraham's Servant Tying the Bracelet on Rebecca's Arm
Materials & Techniques:
Oil on canvas
48 3/4 x 63 3/16 inches (123.8 x 160.5 cm)

Signed and dated in black paint, lower right: "B. West | 1775"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Paintings and Sculpture
Subject Terms:
bracelet | camel (mammal) | costume | gift | love | lovers | men | Old Testament | Rebekah receives ear-rings and golden bracelets from Eliezer | religious and mythological subject | servant | shadows | tying | urn | women
Associated People:
Rebekah, wife of Isaac and sister of Laban
Not on view
IIIF Manifest:

Pearls to Pyramids: British Visual Culture and the Levant, 1600–1830 (Yale Center for British Art, 2008-02-07 - 2008-04-28) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition] [Exhibition Description]

"Brilliant Effects" [ Jewels ] (Yale Center for British Art, 2003-07-10 - 2004-01-10) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Acquisitions : The First Decade 1977-1986, Yale Center for British Art , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 1986, p. 20, no. 56, N590.2 A7 OVERSIZE (YCBA) [YCBA]

Malcolm Cormack, Concise Catalogue of Paintings in the Yale Center for British Art, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 1985, pp. 242-243, N590.2 A83 (YCBA) [YCBA]

John Dillenberger, Benjamin West : The Context of his Life's Work, with Particular Attention to Paintings with Religious Subject Matter, Including a Correlated Version of Early Nineteenth-Century Lists of West's Paintings, Exhibitions, and Sales Records of his Works..., , Trinity University Press, San Antonio, 1977, pp. 163, 192, NJ18 W52 +D55 Oversize (YCBA) [YCBA]

Exhibition Catalogue. 1776. 8th, Exhibition of the Royal Academy of Arts, no. 8, Royal Academy of Arts, 1776, p. 26, no. 319, N5054 A 53 vol. 1:1 [ORBIS]

Sarah ( Sarah Helen ) Monks, The Wolfe man : Benjamin West's Anglo-American accent, Art History, vol. 34, September 2011, p. 664, fig. 6, N1 .A75 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Pearls to pyramids : British visual culture and the Levant, 1600-1830 [wall labels], Yale Center for British Art, 2008, pp. 34-35, V 2576 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Pearls to pyramids : British visual culture and the Levant, 1600-1830, , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 2008, p. 16, V1880 [ORBIS]

David Peters Corbett, Anglo-American : artistic exchange between Britain and the USA, John Wiley & Sons, Chichester, West Sussex, U.K. ; Malden, MA, 2012, pp. 30. 41. 42, Chap. 2, fig. 1, N72.N38 A54 2012 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Duncan Robinson, Acquisitions : The First Decade 1977 - 1986, , Burlington Magazine, vol. 128, October 1986, p. 20, no. 56, N1 B87 128:3 OVERSIZE (YCBA) [YCBA]

Helmut von Erffa, The Paintings of Benjamin West, Yale University Press, New Haven, 1986, pp. 79, 80, 2698-69, 278,284, 291-92, no. 243, NJ18 W52 A12 +E73 Oversize (YCBA) [YCBA]

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