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  • Abraham's Sacrifice
    Rembrandt van Rijn, born 1606 - died 1669
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Abraham's Sacrifice

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Amsterdam (made)

  • Date:

    1655 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Rembrandt van Rijn, born 1606 - died 1669 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Etching and drypoint

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Constantine Alexander Ionides

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Etching and drypoint depicting a man holding a knife in his outstretched left hand and his right hand is covering the eyes of a boy, who is kneeing on the left. Behind is an angel grasping both the man's arms.

Place of Origin

Amsterdam (made)


1655 (made)


Rembrandt van Rijn, born 1606 - died 1669 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Etching and drypoint

Marks and inscriptions

Rembrandt f 1655
Signed and dated [d and 6 reversed]


Height: 15.6 cm, Width: 13.1 cm

Object history note

Bequeathed by C.A. Ionides, 1900.

Descriptive line

Etching and drypoint by Rembrandt van Rijn. 'Abraham's Sacrifice'. Amsterdam, 1655.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Taken from V&A Internal Catalogue
Bartsch, Adam von. Catalogue raisonné de toutes les estampes qui forment l'oeuvre de Rembrandt (Vienna, 1797). B.35.
White, Christopher and Boon, Karel G. Rembrandt's Etchings: An Illustrated Critical Catalogue in Two Volumes, I. Text. (Amsterdam: Van Gendt & Co; London: A. Zwemmer Ltd., 1969).
Hind, Arthur M. A Catalogue of Rembrandt's Etchings. (London: Methuen and Co. Ltd., 1923).
The Catalogue of the Constantine Alexander Ionides Collection. (London: Victoria and Albert Museum, 1904).
Hollstein, F. W. H. (Friedrich Wilhelm Heinrich), 1888-1957. Dutch and Flemish etchings, engravings and woodcuts, ca. 1450-1700. (Amsterdam: M. Hertzberger, 1949-), vol. 18-19.
Blanc, Charles, L'œuvre complet de Rembrandt, décrit et commenté, (Paris, 1859-61).
Biörklund George. Rembrandt's Etchings, True and False: A Summary Catalogue in a Distinctive Chronological Order and Completely Illustrated , (Stockholm, London & Paris, 1955) (2nd ed. 1968).


Printing ink


Drypoint; Etching (printing process)

Subjects depicted

Knife; Angel


Prints; Religion; Christianity


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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