Pieter Lastman ca. 1583 – 1633
Abraham on the Way to Canaan
oil on canvas (72 × 122 cm) — 1614 Hermitage, St. Petersburg
This work is linked to Genesis 12:7
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Abraham follows God's order when he leaves Mesopotamia for the land Canaan. He takes his whole extended family with him. In Canaan he travels on to the oak grove Moreh, near a place called Sichem.
In this painting Lastman shows the moment God speaks to Abraham from the oak grove. He tells Abraham that the land will belong to his offspring.
It was originally painted on a panel and later transfered to canvas.
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