Les Vaches (The Cows) - from "Josef und Seine Bruder" (Joseph and His Brothers) by Gisela Rohn

Les Vaches (The Cows) - from Josef und Seine Bruder (Joseph and His Brothers) by Gisela Rohn

Les Vaches (The Cows) - from "Josef und Seine Bruder" (Joseph and His Brothers)

Gisela Rohn

Title

Les Vaches (The Cows) - from "Josef und Seine Bruder" (Joseph and His Brothers)

 
Artist

Gisela Rohn

  1921 - 1993
Year
1966  
Technique
etching 
Image Size
9 1/8 x 9 3/4" platemark 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
9 of 10  
Annotations
pencil titled, dated, and editioned; in the plate, upper left: dated 1964, signed, annotated "Joseph und seine Bruder" 
Reference
 
Paper
cream wove 
State
published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
22450 
Price
$100.00 
Description
A depiction of Genesis 39:47, in which Joseph, having become Pharoah's powerful advisor, advises Pharoah on the meaning of his dream in which seven fat cows are devoured by seven starving cows. “Immediately ahead are seven years of great abundance in all the land of Egypt. After them will come seven years of famine and all the abundance in the land of Egypt will be forgotten. As the land is ravaged by famine, no trace of the abundance will be left in the land…And let Pharoah take steps to appoint overseers over the land, and organize by taking a fifth part of the land’s produce in the seven years of plenty. Let all the food of those good years that are coming be gathered and let the grian be collected under Pharoah’s authority as food to be stored in cities. Let that food be a reserve for the land for the seven years of famine which will come upon the land of Egypt, so that the land may not perish in the famine.”