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.
Eliezer and Rebecca by Nicolas Poussin, 16551665
© Fitzwilliam Museum
- Oil on canvas
- 97 x 138 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £100,000 ( Total: £192,500; Tax remission)
- Acquired in:
- Executors of Professor A F Blunt
In this painting Eliezer is drinking at the well while a group of women carry their water away.
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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