Eliezer and Rebecca by Nicolas Poussin

Sent by Abraham to find a bride for his son Isaac, Eliezer chooses the girl who gives him water both for himself and for his ten camels.

Details

Category:
Religious
Medium:
Oil on canvas Dimensions: 97 x 138 cm
Art Fund grant:
£100,000 ( Total: £192,500; Tax remission)
Acquired in:
1985
Vendor:
Executors of Professor A F Blunt

In this painting Eliezer is drinking at the well while a group of women carry their water away.

Provenance

Probably painted for an unknown French patron; Galton collection, Hadzor Hall, near Droitwich Spa, Worcestorshire; anon. sale, Christie's, 192929 (?); Duits (dealer), London, from whom bought by Anthony Blunt, 1933.

Venue details

Fitzwilliam Museum Trumpington Street, Cambridge Cambridgeshire CB2 1RB 01223 332900 www.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk

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