DIETRICH, Christian Wilhelm Ernst
(b. 1712, Weimar, d. 1774, Dresden)

The Sacrifice of Isaac

Oil on canvas, 66 x 54 cm
Szépművészeti Múzeum, Budapest

This painting is based on an engraving by Rembrandt. It shows an earlier episode in the biblical story when upon Isaac's question, "Behold the fire and the wood: but where is the lamb for the burnt offering?" Abraham answered: "My son, God will provide a lamb himself for the burnt offering."