Jacob Jacobsz de Wet

Gideon and the Angel

Gideon and the Angel by Jacob Jacobsz de Wet

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De Wet uses the rocky promontory of the landscape as a theatrical backdrop against which Gideon witnesses a miracle. The angel is shown striking the unleavened cakes that Gideon had just made, causing fire to rise up and destroy them. The angel then disappeared, leaving Gideon more certain of the Lord's protection in the wilderness.

Gideon and the Angel
Production date
oil on panel
Size (h x w)
508 x 616 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Mr & Mrs Morris Yock, 1962
Accession no
No known copyright restrictions
International Art
Display status
Not on display

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