Die Opferung Isaaks
Rembrandt (Harmensz. van Rijn) (und Werkstatt) (1606-1669)

Die Opferung Isaaks,

1636
Material / Technology / Carrier
Leinwand
Dimensions of the object
195 x 132,3 cm
Displayed
AP OG Saal IX
Genre
Malerei
Inventory number
438
Acquisition
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 09.02.2022)
To test the steadfastness of his faith, God asked Abraham to sacrifice his son Isaac. Only at the very last moment did an angel prevent him from being killed. The picture’s composition that captures the drama of the story in the Old Testament came from Rembrandt; the painting itself however was executed by a master pupil and later corrected by Rembrandt—“Rembrandt verandert. En over geschildert” (Altered and overpainted by Rembrandt) the inscription reads at the bottom edge of the painting.

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