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Book competition

9 February 2018

This week’s competition prize is Zurbarán – Jacob and His Twelve Sons: Paintings from Auckland Castle (Frick Collection). Click here for your chance to win.

Between 1640 and 1645, Zurbarán and his assistants produced the remarkable series Jacob and His Twelve Sons, which is on view at The Frick Collection through the spring of 2018. Co-organised by the Frick with the Meadows Museum in Dallas and Auckland Castle, County Durham, England, the exhibition was first seen in Dallas last fall. Twelve of the paintings are lent by Auckland Castle. These are reunited with a 13th canvas, generously lent for both American presentations by Lady Willoughby de Eresby of Grimsthorpe Castle in Bourne, Lincolnshire. Zurbarán’s work is well represented in public collections across the United States, but Jacob and His Twelve Sons is the first complete set of paintings by the Spanish master to be seen here, and the exhibition marks the first time that the Auckland/Grimsthorpe series has travelled to the United States.

The accompanying catalogue explores historical, religious, and artistic perspectives on these paintings. In addition to the catalogue section, it contains art historical essays and conservation appendices on canvas-weave analysis and print sources.

Answer the following question, by midday on 23 February, to win a copy of Zurbarán – Jacob and His Twelve Sons: Paintings from Auckland Castle.

Q: With which Spanish city is Zurbarán most closely associated?

For our last competition prize we offered Gustav Klimt at Home by Patrick Bade, published by Frances Lincoln. The question was:

Q: Gustav Klimt was the first president of which art movement, formed in 1897?

Answer: The Vienna Secession