Hagar in the Desert

Oil on panel | 72.6 x 73.2cm | c.1630s

Sir Peter Paul Rubens

Hagar, as told in Genesis, Chapter 21, was an Egyptian slave to Abraham with whom she had a son, Ishmael. Abraham's wife became jealous and asked her husband to banish them to the desert. Sent away with only small rations of food and water, Hagar and...
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