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Hagar's Departure, from Six Landscape Subjects from the Old Testament

A work made of etching on paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of etching on paper.

Date:

1650/60

Artist:

Anthonie Waterloo
Dutch, c. 1610-1690

About this artwork

Similar to Antoni Waterlo’s Elias in the Wilderness from the same series, this etching displays the artist’s excellent handling of landscapes. The trees not only enclose the composition, but also help guide the viewer to the biblical scene tucked inside them. Hagar and her son, Ishmael, are cast out into the wilderness by Ishmael’s own father, Abraham. Shown extending his arm, Abraham sends the mother and child to their fate with nothing but some bread and water.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Anthonie Waterloo

Title

Hagar's Departure, from Six Landscape Subjects from the Old Testament

Place

Holland (Artist's nationality)

Date

1650–1660

Medium

Etching on paper

Dimensions

29.2 × 24.6 cm (11 1/2 × 9 11/16 in.)

Credit Line

Anonymous gift

Reference Number

1924.516

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