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.

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.


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