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The Separation of Abraham and Lot, from the series Imagines et figurae bibliiorum, ca. 1582 - 1593, ca. 1653 - 1654

  • etching, paper
  • 187 x 247 mm
  • Inv. 2013-ABO

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Left on a rock, Abraham proposes to Lot that they separate. They look out over a valley with cattle and shepherds arguing about the lack of land in the foreground (Gen 13:8-12).


Pieter I van der Borcht RKD
Mechelen ca. 1530 - Antwerp ca. 1611

Jan Philipsz. Schabaelje
Amsterdam ca. 1586 - Amsterdam 1656

Title The Separation of Abraham and Lot, from the series Imagines et figurae bibliiorum
Date ca. 1582 - 1593
ca. 1653 - 1654
Period 16th century
17th century
Location Amsterdam TGN
Medium and support etching AAT
Signatures, inscriptions, and markings printed inscription in the depiction, centre: Genes. XIII. 17
printed inscription in the depiction, top right: 18
printed inscription in the dipiction, at the top: Beati pacifici.
printed inscription in the depiction, bottom centre: Pe. V. Borcht
printed inscription in the depiction, at the bottom right: 19
stamps (tools) on the back, bottom right: Stad Gent / Museum voor Schone Kunsten
Collection print room
Object type etching AAT
Inventory number 2013-ABO
Acquisition credit unknown
Current whereabouts Work currently not on display
IIIF Manifest
Art & Architecture Thesaurus 300055874 religious symbolism AAT
300189808 figures (representations) AAT
300015636 landscapes AAT
Keywords Iconclass 11Q712 church (exterior) Iconclass
21D water (one of the four elements) Iconclass
25G3 trees Iconclass
25H11 mountains Iconclass
25H112 rocks Iconclass
25H2 landscapes with waters, waterscapes, seascapes (in the temperate zone) Iconclass
25H213 river Iconclass
25I city-view, and landscape with man-made constructions Iconclass
25I12 prospect of city, town panorama, silhouette of city Iconclass
26A clouds Iconclass
31A25331 pointing to the forehead with the index finger Iconclass
34B11 dog Iconclass
41A1 civic architecture; edifices; dwellings Iconclass
41A14 urban housing Iconclass
41A191 tent Iconclass
47I2112 cow Iconclass
47I213 sheep Iconclass
47I221 herding, herdsman, herdswoman, shepherd, shepherdess, cowherd, etc. Iconclass
47I2213 shepherd's crook Iconclass
71 Old Testament Iconclass
71C1 story of Abraham Iconclass
71C112 Abraham communicating with God (in general) Iconclass
71C115 Abraham and Lot separating (Genesis 13) Iconclass
71C1152 the shepherds' quarrel ~ story of Abraham Iconclass
School / Style Renaissance AAT
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