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- Object: Abraham offering up his son Isaac
Abraham standing on the left, looking up as an angel bends over him to stay his hand as he prepares to sacrifice his son; Isaac kneeling on the right with his head turned away in front of a burning pyre, a ram in the bushes to left; after Rubens. 1775
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Height: 353 millimetres
Width: 253 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Probably copied from the engraving in reverse direction by Andries Jacobsz Stock, dated 1638 (Hollstein 4; see R,2.11 for an impression)
(i) lettered below the image with the title, quotation and reference 'And he lift up his eyes & looked, & lo three men stood by him ... bowed himself towards the ground. / Gen. Ch. XVIII. V. 2.' and 'London, Printed for R. Sayer, & J. Bennett, Map & Printsellers, No. 53 Fleet Street, as the Act directs 27 Apr.l 1775.'
(ii) extensively reworked, modelling of the flesh much simplified; republished by Laurie & Whittle; publication line altered to 'Published 12th. May, 1794, by Laurie & Whittle, 53, Fleet Street, London.'
- Not on display
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- Acquisition notes
- Acquired with the assistance of the National Heritage Memorial Fund, the Friends of the British Museum, the Art Fund, Mrs Charles Wrightsman, the Michael Marks Charitable Trust, and numerous individual donors.
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