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Abraham giving up the hand maid Hagar

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1842,0806.341

  • Title (object)

    • Abraham giving up the hand maid Hagar
  • Description

    Abraham, wearing a turban and rich cloak, sending away Hagar and her son Ishmael, raising his right hand to her shoulder and pointing with his left hand at the boy, who turns weeping to his mother, while she reaches down to him, holding a cloth in her right hand, carrying a bag on a strap over her shoulder, looking tearfully over her shoulder at Abraham, with Sarah, standing to the right with her back to him, turning her head to hear the dismissal; after Guerchino. 1767 Etching and engraving

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  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1767
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 398 millimetres
    • Width: 485 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered below the image, in English and Latin, with the title, continuing 'Fromt he painting of Jno,, Fras,, Barbieri, call'd Guercino, in the Zampieri Palace at Bologna.' and 'R. Strange Bononiae delint,, Ao. 1763. Atque Ao. 1767 Aere incidit'.
  • Curator's comments

    Drawing no. 97 in Strange's catalogue of his collection of paintings and drawings after paintings ('A Descriptive Catalogue of a Collection of Paintings... ', London, 1769) in which he offers the engraving at 10s.6d.
    Companion to Le Blanc no. 2 (Esther a suppliant before Ahasuerus).

  • Bibliography

    • Le Blanc 1848 1.II bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (British XVIIIc Unmounted Imp)

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1842

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1842,0806.341

Abraham, wearing a turban and rich cloak, sending away Hagar and her son Ishmael, raising his right hand to her shoulder and pointing with his left hand at the boy, who turns weeping to his mother, while she reaches down to him, holding a cloth in her right hand, carrying a bag on a strap over her shoulder, looking tearfully over her shoulder at Abraham, with Sarah, standing to the right with her back to him, turning her head to hear the dismissal; after Guerchino.  1767 Etching and engraving

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Abraham, wearing a turban and rich cloak, sending away Hagar and her son Ishmael, raising his right hand to her shoulder and pointing with his left hand at the boy, who turns weeping to his mother, while she reaches down to him, holding a cloth in her right hand, carrying a bag on a strap over her shoulder, looking tearfully over her shoulder at Abraham, with Sarah, standing to the right with her back to him, turning her head to hear the dismissal; after Guerchino. 1767 Etching and engraving

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