Jacob Caressing Benjamin, 1637 by Rembrandt

When the nine sons of Jacob came back after being away for about two months, they told their father everything that happened to them in Egypt and that they had to return with their younger brother Benjamin to have Simeon released. However, Jacob denied them going back, he worried to lose more sons, especially Benjamin. In 1637, Rembrandt created Jacob Caressing Benjamin etching, which depicts Jacob sheltering his son in a protective pose. At that time, Rembrandt had become a lone father, and that relationship is increasingly evident in his choice of themes.