Thursday, November 3, 2011

A Great Sacrifice

Sarah presents Hagar to Abraham by the Dutch golden age painter Mathias Stom (c. 1600 - after 1649). That’s a rare scenery. Stom depicts here how the old Sarah brings her young and fertile (!) servant Hagar to the bed of her beloved husband, a really enormous sacrifice.

1 comment:

  1. browsing a whole bunch of religious type paintings, I have never, ever seen this one. Thanks for posting.