Scenes from the Life of Jacob: The Stolen Blessing, between 1580 and 1600

  • Suzanne de Court, French, 1580-1600

Enameled metal with polychrome and gilded decoration

  • Overall: 1 5/8 × 9 3/4 inches (4.1 × 24.8 cm)

Founders Society Purchase, Joseph M. de Grimme Memorial Fund, funds from A. Alfred Taubman, Gordon and Linda Stewart, John L. Booth, Sr. Memorial Fund, and funds from Alan and Marianne Schwartz; gifts from Mrs. Byron C. Foy, W. Hawkins Ferry, Mr. and Mrs. Richard H. Webber, Mrs. Russell Alger, Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Wilkinson, Mrs. Walter O. Briggs, Mr. and Mrs. David B. Moreing, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Harman Booth, John Lord Booth, Mr. and Mrs. Edgar B. Whitcomb, Lillian Henkel Haass, Mrs. Trent McMath, Mrs. Henry Stephens by exchange

1995.16

On View

  • European: 17th Century French

Department

European Sculpture and Dec Arts

  • Scrolling foliage
  • Putti
  • Polychromy
  • Enameling
  • Gilding
  • Metal
  • Enamel
  • Figures (representations)
  • Plate (dish)
  • Masks (motifs)
  • Limoges
  • Genesis

Signed: S.C. [monogram of Suzanne de Court]

Inscribed, below rim at top of scene: GENESE XXVII

Lord and Lady Swaythling Collection; May 12, 1970, sold by (Christie, Manson & Woods, London, England) lot 30 [1800 gns.]; Perman; (Cyril Humphris, London, England); January 10, 1995, sold by (Sotheby's New York, New York, USA) lot 11; 1995-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Emaux de Limoges de la Renaissance. Paris, 1994, p. 96, (ill.) p. 99, (figs. 26 and 27). Darr, A. and T. Albainy. "Acquisitions of European sculpture and decorative arts at the Detroit Institute of Arts, 1988 - 1999." The Burlington Magazine 142 (June 2000): p. 407, no. VIII.

Suzanne de Court, Scenes from the Life of Jacob: The Stolen Blessing, between 1580 and 1600, enameled metal with polychrome and gilded decoration. Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Society Purchase, Joseph M. de Grimme Memorial Fund, funds from A. Alfred Taubman, et al., 1995.16.