Excellent work on laid paper from the late 18th century, in good condition, from a Master’s edition from 1645.
Signed and dated 1645 on bottom left.
‘Abramo e Isacco’ is the second work of three on Abraham’s story (‘Abramo accarezza Isacco’ and ‘Abramo e il sacrificio d'Isacco’), these works were made in different times and under very different circumstances over a period of eighteen years.
Rembrandt’s work tells us that Abraham and Isaac stopped along the way and Isaac asked his father where is the lamb for the offering. Abraham, pointing his finger to the skies, explains that God will provide the lamb.
Isaac listens obediently, his face in a shadow of concentration while holding in his hand the wood bound for the offering.
But Abraham’s gesture is double. His left hand hesitates strangely with only one finger facing upwards while the other three visible fingers are still extended but retracted. Nevertheless, his right hand desperately grasps his chest on the heart. In this dramatic gesture, Abraham’s inner pain is also revealed when he tells his son that God wants him for the sacrifice.
Bibl. Bartsch, 34 New Hollstein Dutch 224 Hollstein Dutch 34
Work with certificate of authenticity.
- Da Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn ( 1606 - 1669 )
- Title of artwork
- “Abramo e Isacco” 1645
- Fine XVIII sec. con certificato d'autenticità
- drypoint, Etching
- In good condition
- Sold with frame
- Total dimensions
- 168×140×0 mm