Abraham Serving the Three Angels

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Abraham Serving the Three Angels
Abraham serving the angels, Rembrandt van Rijn, 1646, private collection, USA.jpg
ArtistRembrandt
Year1646
Dimensions16 cm × 21 cm (6.3 in × 8.3 in)
LocationPrivate collection

Abraham Serving the Three Angels is a 1646 panel painting in etching by Rembrandt.[1][2][3] The scene depicts Abraham, it is based on an episode from the Book of Genesis (18:1–12)[4] and it has Mughal influence.[5] Today it is in a private collection since it was bought in an auction in 1848 for £64 (equivalent to $6,000 in 2019).[6] Before that its owners were Ferdinand Bol, a student of Rembrandt, the Dutch art collector and Mayor of Amsterdam, Jan Six as well as Benjamin West, an American artist.[6]

In 2021, the painting was put up for sale by its current owner, Mark Fisch (the Metropolitan Museum trustee).[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Doyle-Nelson, Theresa (29 September 2018). "St. Raphael the Archangel—Offering Great Assistance Under Disguise". National Catholic Register. EWTN News, Inc. Retrieved 16 September 2019.
  2. ^ van Rijn, Rembrandt Harmenszoon (1978). Gerson, Horst; Schwartz, Gary (eds.). Rembrandt Paintings. Harrison House Museum. p. 108. ISBN 9780517254202.
  3. ^ Brown, David (1999). Stephen, Davis T.; Kendall, Daniel; O'Collins, Gerald (eds.). Tradition and Imagination: Revelation and Change. Oxford University Press. p. 230. ISBN 9780198269915.
  4. ^ van de Wetering, Ernst (11 November 2014). A Corpus of Rembrandt Paintings VI: Rembrandt's Paintings Revisited – A Complete Survey. Springer. p. 597. ISBN 9789401792400.
  5. ^ Wessels, Anton (9 February 2017). Jansen, Henry (ed.). A Stranger is Calling: Jews, Christians, and Muslims as Fellow Travelers. Wipf and Stock Publishers. p. 60. ISBN 9781532607981.
  6. ^ a b McGreevy, Nora. "Rare Rembrandt Biblical Scene Could Fetch $30 Million at Auction". Smithsonian Magazine. Retrieved 2021-01-25.
  7. ^ https://www.artnews.com/art-news/market/sandro-botticelli-portrait-sothebys-sale-record-1234582393/

External links[edit]