Abraham strolling through a rural landscape with his only son Isaac towards the place where he is supposed to sacrifice him in order to prove his faith in God. Isaac, completely unaware of the ill faith that awaits him, is joyfully frolicking with the wood that will be the fuel for his funerary stake. Old Testament hardcore that made me lose my religion. Abraham is carrying the huge sword to behead Isaac over his shoulder while looking at his son with a mixture of love and sadness, struggling inside. At Abraham’s belt, we see a recipient from which flames are protruding, ready to light the stake. In the back we see what happens next: Abraham’s sword, ready to behead Isaac is withheld by an angel. A ram in front of a bush looks at the scene, unaware of the fact that it will replace Isaac as sacrifice (origin of the muslim Feast of Sacrifice). Castle in the background as well as two attendants on either side of a donkey. The whole panel reads/is conceived as a 16th century episodic graphic novel, full of suspense, emotion and… with a happy ending.
“And Abraham took the wood of the burnt offering and laid it on Isaac his son. And he took in his hand the fire and the knife. So they went both of them together. And Isaac said to his father Abraham, ‘My father!’ And he said, ‘Here am I, my son.’ He said, ‘Look, the fire and the wood, but where is the lamb for a burnt offering?’” (Genesis 22:6-7)
But the angel of the Lord called out to him from heaven, “Abraham! Abraham!” “Here I am,” he replied. “Do not lay a hand on the boy,” he said. “Do not do anything to him. Now I know that you fear God, because you have not withheld from me your son, your only son.” Abraham looked up and there in a thicket he saw a ram caught by its horns. He went over and took the ram and sacrificed it as a burnt offering instead of his son. So Abraham called that place The Lord Will Provide. And to this day it is said, “On the mountain of the Lord it will be provided.” (Genesis 22:9-14)
In a custom made lightbox with brass frame. Dimensions (without box): 24,5x20,5cm.
Beautiful quality of the painting. Rectangular panel, grisaille & silver stain, two old mending leads, two resin restored hairline cracks.
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