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Abraham's Sacrifice of Isaac, from Landscapes with Old and New Testament Scenes and Hunting Scenes

A work made of engraving in black on cream laid paper, laid down on cream laid paper.
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  • A work made of engraving in black on cream laid paper, laid down on cream laid paper.

Date:

1584

Artist:

Adriaen Collaert (Flemish, c. 1560–1618)
after Hans Bol (Flemish, 1534–1593)
published by Anna van Hoeswinckel (Flemish)

About this artwork

Remarkable in its delicacy of execution, Hans Bol’s design for the print of the same subject exceeded the needs of the collaborating printmaker. In addition to the clearly articulated compositional elements, Bol introduced a differentiated color scheme. Tones of brown wash add volume to the animals in the ornamental frame while a gray-scale dominates the central scene. This use of color did not translate to the single-ink color of the related engraving, suggesting that Bol made his preparatory drawing to fulfill his artistic ideals as draftsman, regardless of practical function.

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Artist

Adriaen Collaert, II

Title

Abraham's Sacrifice of Isaac, from Landscapes with Old and New Testament Scenes and Hunting Scenes

Origin

Flanders

Date

1584

Medium

Engraving in black on cream laid paper, laid down on cream laid paper

Dimensions

143 × 208 mm (image/primary support, trimmed within plate mark); 174 × 238 mm (secondary support)

Credit Line

The Amanda S. Johnson and Marion J. Livingston Fund

Reference Number

2015.348.6

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