Lazarus and the Rich Man

c. 1550
(Italian, c. 1510–1592)
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.)
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The Rich Man (far right) and Lazarus (far left) are both physically and socially opposed; while Lazarus reclines on the floor, the Rich Man relaxes on his lavish table.


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.
Lazarus and the Rich Man

Lazarus and the Rich Man

c. 1550

Jacopo Bassano

(Italian, c. 1510–1592)
Italy, 16th century

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