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Abraham Casting out Hagar and Ishmael

Guercino (Giovan Francesco Barbieri)

Guercino sets the story of Abraham, aged 100, casting out the slave Hagar and their son Ishmael to comply with his first wife Sarah’s demands on a stage conjuring up the world of melodrama which also inspires the figures’rhetorical gestures. Formerly in the Sampieri collection along with other masterpieces of Bolognese painting now in the Brera, this painting was commissioned from Guercino by the Cento Community in 1657 as a gift fot Lorenzo Imperiali, the cardinal legate of Ferrara.

Download hi-res image TITLE Abraham Casting out Hagar and Ishmael
AUTHOR Guercino (Giovan Francesco Barbieri)
DATE 1657
OBJECT TYPE AND MATERIAL Oil on canvas
DIMENSIONS cm 115 x 152
INVENTORY 322
ROOM XXVIII
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