The Angel preventing Abraham from sacrificing his son, Isaac; Abraham kneeling over his bound and naked son Isaac whose head is thrust back, an angel behind Abraham clutches his hand which has loosened its hold of the knife. c.1634-1635
Red chalk over black chalk, with grey wash, on paper prepared with light brown wash.
Verso: a rough composition study in red chalk.
Watermark: Eagle with Basel Crosier, similar to Churchill 438 (Basle 1633) and Hinterding A.a.a., datable 1635).
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- 1899, London, BM, no.A4 (for Leningrad or Munich painting);
1938, London, BM, no.6;
1956, London, BM, p.24, no.8 (for Leningrad painting);
1985/6, Amsterdam, no.2 (1635-6; composition depends on Lastman and Rubens);
1992, London, BM, no.13, repr. in colour (drawn c.1634-5 before both the painted versions);
1996 Sep-Nov, Manchester, Manchester City AG, 'The Inner Eye', no.176
1996/7 Nov-Jan, Brighton, Museum and AG, 'The Inner Eye', no.176
1997 Jan-Mar, Swansea, Glynn Vivian AG, 'The Inner Eye', no.176
1997 Apr-Jun, London, Dulwich Picture Gallery, 'The Inner Eye', no.176
1997/8, Melbourne-Canberra, no.74, repr. in colour;
2003/4 Dijon, Musée des Beaux-Arts, 'Rembrandt et son école';
2004 Mar-Jun, Munich, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen, 'Rembrandt: Sacrifice of Isaac'.
- old testament
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