Jacob's Ladder, from "Figures de la Bible" by Pieter de Hondt
13 5/8 x 8 1/2 in. (34.6 x 21.6 cm)
Medium and Support:
Engraving with Hand Coloring
Purchased with funds provided by John D. Rilling ('87) and Maureen Ryan Rilling ('88)
Label from “Between Heaven and Hades: Journeys in Renaissance and Baroque Prints”, La Salle University Art Museum, September 13 - December 15, 2017:
While resting on his journey to find a wife, the Old Testament prophet Jacob dreams that the sky opens up, a ladder appears, and angels busily shuttle between heaven and earth. Jacob interprets the miraculous vision as a portent to build a temple to God on this site.