The Sacrifice of Abraham, ca. 1730

  • French

Black chalk with white chalk on tan laid paper

  • Framed: Sheet: 20 1/4 × 16 7/16 inches (51.4 × 41.8 cm)

Gift of Mrs. James E. Scripps

09.1SDR226

Department

Prints, Drawings & Photographs

  • Faith
  • Religion
  • Chalk
  • Laid paper
  • Drawing
  • Angel (spirit)

Signed, Marks, Inscriptions

Stamp, in red ink, lower right: WB (Lugt 2604)

Inscribed, in pencil, on mount, verso, upper center: [indecipherable] Inscribed, on mount, verso, lower right: Rubens Inscribed, in pen and brown ink, on mount, verso, lower left, vertically: Muraour

Provenance

William Bates (London, England). March, 1889, sold by (Sotheby's, London, England). James E. Scripps (Detroit, Michigan, USA); Mrs. James E. Scripps (Detroit, Michigan, USA); 1909-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Published References

Italian, French, English, and Spanish Drawings and Watercolors. Cat., Detroit Institute of Arts. New York, 1992, pp. 228-229, no. 109.

Rights Status

French, The Sacrifice of Abraham, ca. 1730, black chalk with white chalk on tan laid paper. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of Mrs. James E. Scripps, 09.1SDR226.