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1806. Engraved by A. Lefebre.—Landon, Musée, xiii. Plates 1-3; Galerie de Versailles No. 660; Berthier, Relation de l'Expédition d'Égypte, 185.

ABRAHAM AND ANGELS (Genesis xviii. 2), Murillo, Duke of Norfolk, London; canvas H. 6 ft. 4 in. × 8 ft. 1 in. Three angels, habited as pilgrims and bearing staves, two seated at a table and one standing; Abraham approaching, bearing a dish of smoking meat; behind him, Sarah at the door of the house; in background, Hagar and Ishmael. Engraved by G. E. Price; mezzotint by G. S. and J. G. Facius.—Curtis, 117.

Abraham and Angels, Murillo, Stafford House.

By Murillo, Stafford House, London; canvas, H. 7 ft. 9 in. × 8 ft. 6 in. On left, three angels, habited as pilgrims and bearing staves; Abraham, kneeling, pointing with both hands to his house behind, invites them to enter. Companion to St. Peter in Prison, Hermitage; one of eight large pictures painted in 1670-1674 for Hospital of La Caridad, Seville; carried off by Marshal Soult, who sold it (1835), with the Prodigal Son by Murillo and St. Francis Borgia by Velasquez, to Duke of Sutherland for 500,000 fr. Engraved in outline, Réveil iv. 271.—Palomino, iii. 422; Cean Bermudez; Stirling, ii. 852; Ponz, Viage, ix. 147; Curtis, 115; Waagen, Treasures, ii. 68.


ABRAHAM, HISTORY OF. See Raphael's Bible.

ABRAHAM, SACRIFICE OF (Genesis xxii.), Cris. Allori, Palazzo Pitti, Florence; canvas, H. 5 ft. 7 in. × 4 ft. 3 in. Abraham, about to sacrifice Isaac in a rocky place, has his arm arrested by an angel who points to the ram in the thicket; in back-ground, two servants and a pack-horse. Engraved by Rossi.—Gal. du Pal. Pitti, i. Pl. 2.

By Murillo, Wm. C. Cartwright, Aynhoe, Northamptonshire, Eng.; canvas, H. 2 ft. 9 in. × 3 ft. 7 in. Abraham, in a white turban, blue coat, and red mantle, has a brazier of coals in his right hand while his left rests on his sword; Isaac, in red and blue, walks before, carrying wood. Brought from Spain in 1760 by John Blackwood, from whom obtained by inheritance.—Curtis, 117.

By Raphael, Stanza d'Eliodoro, Vatican; fresco on ceiling. Abraham holding Isaac on the altar and about to complete the sacrifice when an angel arrests his arm; another angel descending from heaven with the ram. Painted in 1513-14.—Vasari, ed. Mil., iv. 346; Passavant, i. 159; Müntz, 370; Gruyer, Fresques, 241.

By Rembrandt, Hermitage, St. Petersburg; canvas, H. 6 ft. 3 in. × 4 ft. 3 in Abraham,