In the Sunday Morning Forum at St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church in Palm Desert, a discussion arose about the Poussin art (see our post) depicting the encounter of Eliezer and Rebecca at the well (see Genesis Genesis 24). Hovak Najarian later sent this note to the group:
Camels were not to be seen In the painting discussed at the Forum last Sunday. “Those bizarre objects” (camels) had no place in the ordered classical setting of Poussin’s, Eliezer and Rebecca.I thought you might enjoy seeing another artist’s depiction of Rebecca at the well. The artist of the attached painting did not shun camels! I could not find the name of the artist….