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Rebecca, on a horse, makes the journey to meet her future husband Isaac. She turns to address Abraham’s servant. According to the Old Testament story, he was guided by God to find a wife for his master’s son in a distant land. The composition carefully places the viewer amongst the travellers. The Genoese artist Castiglione specialised in painting animal subjects, particularly those which included journeys.
oil on canvas
150 x 194.5 cm
The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
University of Birmingham Edgbaston, Birmingham, West Midlands B15 2TS EnglandView venue
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