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Abraham and Isaac embrace in the wilderness, in the shock of their reprieve. Autotype after F.J. Shields, 1877.

Shields, Frederic, 1833-1911.
Date
1877
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Description

Abraham looks down at the ram at his feet, which he will sacrifice instead of Isaac. Isaac stands on the abandoned rope which was used to restrain him. The veins of Abraham's arm and hand bulge with tension as he continues to clasp the sacrificial knife

Publication/Creation

1877

Physical description

1 process print : autotype of a lithograph ; image 30.4 x 15.3 cm

Lettering

Abraham & Isaac. "Searching what- the spirit of Christ which was in them did signify, when it testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ". 1 Peter 1.11. Fred. J. Shields. Autotype

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 20624i

Lettering note

Next to Isaac's calves there is Shields' monogram and the date of the work

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