Jacob wrestling with the Angel is a mural painted by Eugène Delacroix. Painted toward the end of his life, from 1854–1861, it depicts a puzzling episode from The Bible's Book of Genesis, XXXII, 22-32 - Jacob wrestling with the angel. The painting decorates the wall of the Chapel of the Holy Angels in the Paris church of Saint-Sulpice. Another mural by Delacroix, Heliodorus Driven from the Temple, drawn from the Book of the Maccabees, a scene of someone taking a beating in the Jerusalem Temple, is also there. A third, on the ceiling, is Saint Michael Vanquishing the Demon.
In an invitation sent out by Delacroix in July 1861 to inspect the Chapel of the Holy Angels in the church of Saint-Sulpice he wrote : "Jacob is travelling with the flocks and other gifts he is taking to his brother Esau in the hope of appeasing his anger.
Address 1 Place Saint-Sulpice, Paris 75006, France
Coordinates 48°51'2.822" N 2°20'3.766" E