Abraham’s Sacrifice


Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University

Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University


  • Title: Abraham’s Sacrifice
  • Creator: Rembrandt van Rijn
  • Date Created: 1655
  • Signatures / Inscriptions: Signed in plate, lower right: “Rembrandt F. 1655” [with “d” and “6” reversed]
  • Print State: Only state
  • Object Type: Prints, works of art
  • Object Link: See this artwork on the Davison Art Center website
  • Object Credit Line: Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University. Gift of George W. Davison (B.A. Wesleyan 1892), 1947
  • Materials & Techniques: Etching and drypoint on white laid paper. Watermark: Series of circular forms along top left margin, other faint marks below; possibly fragmentary match with something similar to the Strasbourg Lily C.d. in Ash and Fletcher’s Concordance (p. 197)
  • Keywords: Abraham (Biblical), Bible, death, New Testament, religions, religious art
  • Image Credit Line: Open Access Image from the Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University (http://www.wesleyan.edu/dac/openaccess)
  • Dimensions: Plate dimensions: 156 mm x 131 mm (6.14 in. x 5.16 in.).
  • Bibliography: Bartsch 35; Hind 283; Münz 184; White and Boon as only state. For student research on the DAC’s Rembrandt holdings’ watermarks vis-à-vis Nancy Ash and Shelley Fletcher’s concordance Watermarks in Rembrandt’s Prints (Washington, D.C.: National Gallery of Art, 1998), see DAC object file “Rembrandt Watermarks 2000.”
  • Associated People: Created by Rembrandt van Rijn (Dutch, 1606-1669)
  • Artist Nationality : Dutch
  • Artist Death: 1669
  • Artist Birth: 1606
  • Accession Number: 1947.D1.209


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