Die Opferung Isaaks

Die Opferung Isaaks

More about this artwork
Abraham was ordered by God to sacrifice his only son. However, in the last minute an angel appears to stop the deed, it having been a test of faith (1 Moses 22, 1-13). This painting is the work of one of Rembrandt's students, and was reworked by the master himself. "Rembrandt. verandert. En over geschildert" [Rembrandt altered and painted over (it)] - is stated on the lower edge of the painting. The first version (1635), done by Rembrandt himself, is in the State Hermitage Museum St. Petersburg.
Displayed
AP OG Saal IX
Inventory Number
438
Birth year of the artist
1606
Year the artist deceased
1669
Dimensions of the object
195 x 132,3 cm
Material / Technology / Carrier
Leinwand
Genre
Malerei
Origin
1799 aus der Galerie Mannheim
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München
Citation
Rembrandt (Harmensz. van Rijn) (und Werkstatt), Die Opferung Isaaks, 1636, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/9pL3ERl4eb (Last updated on 07.11.2019)

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