BRAY, Salomon de
(b. 1597, Amsterdam, d. 1664, Haarlem)

Eliezer and Rebecca

Pen in brown, brush, grey wash, 182 x 312 mm
Kunsthalle, Hamburg

After the painting Eliezer and Rebecca was completed in 1660, a copy of it was drawn with pen and brush. There are similar copies of many of De Brays paintings, most of them done in chalk. It may have been a standard practice in De Bray's studio to keep record of this kind of every picture that left the 'shop'. Some of the drawings were made by Salomon himself, others by his sons, Jan and Joseph. The sheet after Eliezer and Rebecca was probably the work of the master himself.