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Abraham and Isaac on Their Way to the Place of Sacrifice, ca. 1551 - 1558

  • etching, paper
  • Inv. 2014-K

Public Domain

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In a mountain landscape, a river runs through the valley. On a path, Abraham and Isaac walk to the sacrificial site on top of a mountain. Isaac carries the wood for the fire on his back. On the upper right in the distance, the top of the mountain can be seen where the sacrifice is taking place. From heaven, the angel descends to stop Abraham from sacrificing his son Isaac. The print is part of a series of 13 landscapes with Biblical and mythological scenes.


Hieronymus Cock RKD
Antwerp 1518 - Antwerp 1570

Matthijs Cock RKD
Antwerp ca. 1509 - 1510 - Antwerp ca. 1540 - 1548

Hieronymus Cock RKD
Antwerp 1518 - Antwerp 1570

Title Abraham and Isaac on Their Way to the Place of Sacrifice
Date ca. 1551 - 1558
Period 16th century
Location Antwerp TGN
Medium and support etching AAT
Signatures, inscriptions, and markings printed inscription bottom right, outside the depiction: Abraham fily immolati/ onem parat [...]
inscription on the back, right of centre: D'apres Orley/ Cock
inscription on the back, bottom right: 8
Collection print room
Object type etching AAT
Inventory number 2014-K
Acquisition credit unknown
Permalink https://mskgent.be/collection/work/data/2014-K
IIIF Manifest https://imagehub.mskgent.be/iiif/3/11535/manifest.json
Art & Architecture Thesaurus 300055874 religious symbolism AAT
25H landscapes Iconclass
300189808 figures (representations) AAT
Keywords Iconclass 11G angels Iconclass
21D water (one of the four elements) Iconclass
25H11 mountains Iconclass
25H112 rocks Iconclass
25H2 landscapes with waters, waterscapes, seascapes (in the temperate zone) Iconclass
25H213 river Iconclass
31A71 male sex; man Iconclass
31D12 youth, young man, adolescent Iconclass
42G2111 father (first degree family relationships) Iconclass
42G2121 son (first degree family relationships) Iconclass
48(+431) art (+ copy, copying ~ work of art) Iconclass
55C221 Sacrifice Iconclass
71 Old Testament Iconclass
71C1 story of Abraham Iconclass
71C131 the sacrifice of Isaac (Genesis 22) Iconclass
71C1311 Abraham with Isaac, an ass and the servants on their way to Moriah Iconclass
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