This superb Orientalist painting is by the French artist Henri Frédéric Schopin (1804-1880). Biblical in topic, the painting bears similarities to many of Schopin's other works.
Shopin's oeuvre included works such as 'Joseph sold by his brothers', however the facial expressions as well as the overall body posture of the main figure painted to the left of the canvas does not bare resemblace to that of someone just sold. The figure's depiction is similar to one of Jacob in another oil attributed to the French artist. In 'Lapan receiving Jacob into his family', the hair, face, figure, staff and even the red cloth belt around the figure's waist are similar, suggesting that both paintings are similar in topic.
Henri Frédéric Schopin was the winner of the Prix de Rome for painting in 1831. Mounted in an ornate, giltwood frame, the canvas is signed and dated.