Jacob is first mentioned in the Bible in Genesis 25. His name, Yaʿaqōv, is derived from ʿaqev meaning 'heel', as he was born grasping the heel of his twin brother Esau. Jacob's life was characterized by deception and manipulation, likely due to his dysfunctional family life. He was chosen by God to be the leader of a great nation that still bears his name today. After wrestling with an angel, Jacob received a new name - Israel - and a blessing from God, but not without cost; he limped away from the scene due to a hip injury.
Jean-Hippolyte Flandrin (1809 - 1864) was a French Neoclassical painter. He is most celebrated for his 1836 work Jeune Homme Nu Assis au Bord de la Mer which is held in the Louvre. He was a pupil of the sculptor Legendre and of Revoil, and later studied under Ingres. His brother Jean-Paul was also a landscape painter.