The drawing is a preliminary study for a painting held in Atlanta, Georgia.

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.

Provenance

1st Earl of Leicester; by descent; Christie's 2/7/91, lot 57.




Exhibitions at Scottish National Gallery

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