Laban Searching for His Gods, 1647

  • Claes Cornelisz Moeyaert, Dutch, 1590-1655

Oil on oak panel

  • Unframed: 14 1/4 × 18 5/8 inches (36.2 × 47.3 cm)
  • 23 3/4 × 27 1/8 × 2 1/2 inches (60.3 × 68.9 × 6.4 cm)

Gift of Julius Weitzner

57.17

Signed and dated, lower right: CLM [artist's monogram] 1647

May 3, 1909, sold by (Helbing, Munich, Germany)

1910, G. von Mallamann (Blaschkow)

Baron Leopold Maurus Herzog [Mor Lipot] (Budapest, Hungary)

Oscar Bondy (Vienna, Austria)

1939, confiscated by the German National Socialist (Nazi) government

1947, restituted to Oscar Bondy's widow, Elizabeth A. Bondy

March 3, 1949, sold by (Kende Galleries, New York, New York, USA) auction Estate of Oscar Bondy, lot 66

(Julius Weitzner, New York, New York, USA)

1957-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

World Collectors Annuary, vol. 1. 1946-1949, p. 440, no. 5606. The Young Rembrandt and his Times. Exh. cat., John Herron Art Museum and Fine Arts Gallery of San Diego. Indianapolis and San Diego, 1958, cat. 32 (ill.). [as Granida and Daifilo]. Richardson, E.P. "Pieter Lastman and Nicolaes Moeyaert." Bulletin of the DIA 40, no. 1 (1960-1961): pp. 3-6 (ill.). Tümpel, A. "Claes Cornelisz. Moeyaert." Oud Holland 88 (1974): pp. 1-163, pp. 117, 119-120 (fig. 163). Tümpel, A. "Claes Cornelisz. Moeyaert. Katalog der Gemälde." Oud Holland 88 (1974): pp. 245-290, p. 250, cat. 32. Masters of Dutch Painting: The Detroit Institute of Arts. London, 2004, pp. 136-137.

Claes Cornelisz Moeyaert, Laban Searching for His Gods, 1647, oil on oak panel. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of Julius Weitzner, 57.17.