This painting depicts the kneeling figure of Jael with hammer upraised, holding the nail in place against Sisera's head.
Jael and Sisera by Jan de Bray, 1659
© York Art Gallery
- Oil on oak
- 40 x 33 cm
- Acquired in:
- Presented by:
- F D Lycett Green through The Art Fund
This painting was part of a collection of 117 works belonging to the industrialist and engineer F.D. Lycett Green and bequeathed to York through the Art Fund, in 1955, in recognition of the remarkable efforts made after the Second World War by its curator to transform it into a gallery of international importance.
F.D. Lycett Green