Lazarus and the Rich Man

Lazarus and the Rich Man

c. 1550

Jacopo Bassano

(Italian, ca. 1510-1592)

Oil on canvas

Framed: 176 x 251 x 12 cm (69 5/16 x 98 13/16 x 4 3/4 in.); Unframed: 146 x 221 cm (57 1/2 x 87 in.)

Delia E. Holden and L. E. Holden Funds 1939.68

Description

The Biblical parable of Lazarus and the Rich Man (Luke 16:19-21) tells of a man who feasted and celebrated every day, while a beggar named Lazarus sat starving nearby. Dogs came to lick the sores on the poor man's body. However, when the two men died, Lazarus was welcomed into heaven, while the rich man was consigned to hell.

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