The drawing is a preliminary study for a painting held in Atlanta, Georgia.
The Sacrifice of Isaac by Giovanni Battista Gaulli, c. 16851690
© Scottish National Gallery
- Chalk, pen, ink, wash & white on paper
- 32 x 23 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £11,175 ( Total: £111,750; Export stopped)
- Acquired in:
The sheet varies in several respects from the picture, the figures of Isaac and the angel being notably altered. The foreshortened angel casts a dramatic shadow over the impending sacrifice - a baroque element at odds with the rather more subdued tone of the finished picture.
1st Earl of Leicester; by descent; Christie's 2/7/91, lot 57.