Rachel and Leah were the wives of Jacob and daughters of Laban. Rachel was more beautiful than Leah. Jacob fell in love with Rachel and agreed to work for Laban for seven years in exchange for marrying her. After seven years he deceived Jacob into marrying Leah instead of Rachel as promised. Jacob insisted that Rachel become his wife as well. Laban agreed, but stated that Jacob must work another seven years for her. Jacob had no choice, and had to accept Laban's bargain. So after the ceremonial week of the wedding to Leah was over, Rachel married Jacob, becoming his second but most-loved wife. Rachel may have been the more loved of the two women, but she was not the most fertile. Though she and Jacob were deeply in love, she did not conceive for many years. Leah on the other hand had no problem in bearing children. Almost immediately after marrying Jacob and despite the fact she was 'unloved', she became pregnant and gave birth to a series of male babies. This image is from the book Women in Sacred History by Harriet Beecher Stowe, copyright 1873. Of the illustrations in the book, the publisher writes: "... In every case an accurate copy in oils was painted by a skillful artist, and this, together with photographs from the original pictures, the best impressions from the best engravings, etc., formed the basis on which Jehenne, the artist-lithographer, founded his conscientious work."