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The Sacrifice of Isaac, Ugo da Carpi, after Titiaan, after Domenico Campagnola, c. 1546 - c. 1549

paper, h 800mm × w 1200mm More details

Leaving his donkey and servants behind, Abraham sets out to sacrifice his son Isaac. An angel in the landscape at the upper right intervenes at the last moment. The Old Testament story is seen as a prefiguration of Christ’s sacrifice. Just as Christ bore His cross, young Isaac is bowed down under the weight of a bundle of wood. The design for this enormous woodcut is considered one of Titian’s earliest works.

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