(b. ca. 1600, Amersfoort, d. after 1650, Sicily)
Sarah Leading Hagar to Abraham1637-39
Oil on canvas, 113 x 168 cm
Staatliche Museen, Berlin
Matthias Stom's works of the later 1630s - such as that of barren old Sarah bringing her toothsome maid Hagar to a wary, elderly Abraham so that husband and servant can produce a son - exemplify his choice of sordid and all too human biblical subjects.