Lot 11
  • 11

Jan Victors

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  • Jan Victors
  • Boaz recieves the shoe of inheritance

  • signed lower right: Jan Victors
  • oil on canvas
  • 74 by 87 cm.; 29 1/8 by 34 1/4 in.

Catalogue Note

Another larger version of this composition is in the Städel Museum, Frankfurt (see W. Sumowski, Gemälde der Rembrandt-Schüler, vol. IV, Landau 1983, p. 2606, no. 1759).
As described in Ruth 4, in accordance with the laws of Israel the transfer of property that marked the occasion of Ruth's marriage to Boaz was symbolised by her nearest kinsman giving his shoe to Boaz by the city gate.