A beautiful etching of the biblical subject taken from Genesis (XVI, 1-4): Sarah, Abraham's wife, presents her Egyptian servant Hagar to him so that she gives a child to Abraham. Engraved by Jean Massard (1740-1822), engraving reported in 1782 by the Mercure de France.
The original painting , 1st quarter of the 18th century , by Philip van Dyck (Little van Dyck) is part of the Louvre Collection. Paris, Musée du Louvre, inv./cat.nr. 1265.
This etching is dedicated to the French Queeen Marie Antoinette. It might be an indiscreet reference to the Queen's desire for motherhood, as it took eight years of marriage to give birth to her first daughter.
Below image: Agar reçu par Abraham // Dediée à la Reine //composition with coats of arms of the Bourbons and Habsburg-Lorraine Marg. Inf.
For this piece of art we have selected an authentic handmade frame and as standard in our Gallery, this is framed with special anti-reflective and virtually invisible glass (up to 70% UV protection).
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