The Departure of Abraham for Shechem

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Artist(s) / maker(s)

Jacopo Bassano (after)
Cornelis II Visscher (engravers (printmakers))


ca. 1650 - 1658


17 century
In Abraham's departure to Shechem (sometimes considered The Annunciation to the Shepherds), an angel appears in the sky. In the foreground are four figures surrounded by their animals, including sheep, goats and a cow. A shepherd boy sleeps against the broken trunk of a tree on the right, and in the centre a woman kneels before a bucket of water.

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