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Abraham’s Sacrifice

ca. 1637
17th century
115 x 88 mm (4.5 x 3.5 in.)

Rembrandt van Rijn, Dutch, (1606–1669)

Alternative title: Formerly cataloged with title “Abraham Caressing Isaac”
Object Type: print
Medium and Support: Etching on cream laid paper
State: Second state?
Print impression quality: Very good; copy?
Edition: Possibly a copy.
Marks: Signed in plate: “Rembrandt R”
Bibliography: Bartsch 33, possibly copy; Hind 148 but without scratch as illustrated in Hind, different shading under Abraham’s left arm, shading different from that added to turban in second state; Münz 176; BB. 37-2; White and Boon possibly second state with line shading added to turban, etc., but this lacks scratch and shading under Isaac’s left shoulder.
Credit Line: Unrecorded source, probably gift of George W. Davison (BA Wesleyan 1892), before 1953
Accession Number: 1996.1.13

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