Events: February 20, 2018

‘Zurbarán’s Jacob and His Twelve Sons: Paintings from Auckland Castle’

Francisco de Zurbarán's remarkable series of Jacob and his sons at the Frick has hung since the eighteenth century in the bishop of Durham’s palace at Bishop Auckland, in northeast England. An unusual treasure to find in an Anglican bishop’s palace given Protestant horror at religious imagery, it is notable as being the only such series of paintings known to survive in Europe.