Original antique print, titled: ‘Agar Presentee a Abraham par Sara’. It shows: the Biblical scene in which Sarah presents her handmaiden Hagar to Abraham, intending Abraham to make Hagar his second wife. Sarah could not bear children, but wanted to fulfill God’s promise.
Made by Antoine Renou after Christian Dietricy.
Medium: engraving / etching on hand laid (verge) paper.
Sheet size: 49 x 36 cm (19.29 x 14.17 inch). Image size: 48 x 35 cm. (18.9 x 13.78 inch).
Condition: very good, given age. Margins cropped close to the platemark. Middle fold, as issued. Three creases in the image (mostly flattened out). A small spot of paper erosion in the image, resulting in loss of a small part. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
ABRAHAM-SARAH-HAGAR-BIBLE-MARRIAGE | DP-B1-45
Master print published in 1780. Our definition of master print is: a seperately published print or series of prints, not being an illustrative print to a text. These can both be prints made by old masters (artists) or prints made by others (artists, engravers, etchers) after old masters. Artists and Engravers: Engraved by M.A. Renou after Dietricy.
Biography engraver: Antoine Renou (1731-1806) was a French painter.
Biography artist: Christian Ernst Wilhelm Dietrich / Christian Dietricy (1712-1774) was a German painter, reknown imitator of styles of earlier artists like Rembrandt.