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Hagar and Ishmael in the Wilderness

Hagar and Ishmael in the Wilderness

Artist: Karel Dujardin (Dutch, 1626 - 1678)

Date: c. 1662
Medium: Oil on canvas
Image: 73 3/4 x 56 1/4 in. (187.3 x 142.9 cm)
Frame: 87 × 69 1/8 × 4 3/8 in. (221 × 175.6 × 11.1 cm)
Credit Line: Bequest of John Ringling, 1936.
Object number: SN270
On View: Art Museum Gallery 14
About this ObjectThis event depicted here comes from the Old Testament. Abraham had a child called Ishmael by Hagar, the maidservant of his barren wife, Sara. When Sara miraculously conceived, she demanded that Hagar and Ishmael be banished and Abraham agreed. In the wilderness their supplies ran out, but an angel appeared and pointed out a source of water. Though best known for his small paintings of rural landscapes, Dujardin’s large religious pictures demonstrate his familiarity with the pictorial ideas of Italian Baroque art.
Sold by John van Spangen, London, February 10, 1748 to Clark for £5.10; P. and W. van Hunthum sale, Amsterdam, April 22, 1762, no. 2, Fl. 330 to Wenix for Locquet; P. Locquet sale, Amsterdam, September 22, 1783, no. 164, Fl. 4430 to Yver; de Vouge sale, Paris, 1784, francs 3,400; purchased by John Ringling in London prior to January 17, 1930; bequest to The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, 1936
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