The Sacrifice of Isaac
Giovanni Battista Gaulli
- Art Funded
- 32 x 23 cm
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.