Die Verstoßung der Hagar
Claude Lorrain (Claude Gellée) (1604-1682)

Die Verstoßung der Hagar,

1668
Material / Technology / Carrier
Leinwand
Dimensions of the object
106,5 x 140,3 cm
Displayed
AP OG Saal IX
Genre
Malerei
Inventory number
604
Acquisition
1799 aus der Galerie Zweibrücken
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München
Citation
Claude Lorrain (Claude Gellée), Die Verstoßung der Hagar, 1668, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/8eGVj5YGWQ (Last updated on 29.06.2022)
In old age Sarah, Abraham’s wife, gave birth to their son Isaac who took the place of the first-born son, Ishmael, whom Abraham had fathered with Sarah’s maid Hagar. Concerned about Isaac’s claim to inheritance Sarah called on her husband to send Hagar and Ishmael away. Abraham fulfilled her wish. Claude Lorrain has placed the event in a Mediterranean-like landscape in the morning light; Abraham’s house is depicted as a villa with a portico. The patriarch, pointing into the distance, hands the maid a loaf of bread—a final familiar gesture before taking leave for good.

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