head, torso and upper legs of standing figure, holding partially reclining boy down by his head; man holds dagger in PR hand; man turns to look at small angel behind man holds man's PL arm; sketchy; watermarks (or pencil sketches?) on back of mount--shield and circle with bird

Sacrifice of Isaac, 17th century

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After acquiring this anonymous sheet in 1982, Alfred Moir attributed it to the Genoese painter Giovanni Andrea de' Ferrari, but later changed his mind and thought it might be by his contemporary, Gioacchino Assereto. Recently the Genoese drawings scholar Valentina Frascarolo has suggested de' Ferrari is the more likely hand. She notes a related painting by de' Ferrari in a private collection, and will be publishing her findings shortly.

Details
Title
Sacrifice of Isaac
Artist Life
(Genoa), 1600 - 1649
Role
Artist
Accession Number
2012.58.188
Provenance
Sale, Christie's, London, July 6, 1982, no.166, as Anonymous, 17th century, for £320, to Moir; Alfred Moir, Santa Barbara (1982-d.2010; bequeathed to MIA)
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head, torso and upper legs of standing figure, holding partially reclining boy down by his head; man holds dagger in PR hand; man turns to look at small angel behind man holds man's PL arm; sketchy; watermarks (or pencil sketches?) on back of mount--shield and circle with bird