Salomon de Bray 1597 – 1664

Rebecca and Eliezer at the Well

oil on canvas (90 × 156 cm) — 1660 Museum Musée de la Chartreuse, Douai

Salomon de Bray biography

This work is linked to Genesis 24:18

Tags: Isaac

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Eliezer had been sent out by Abraham to find a wife for his son Isaac. At a well in Mesopotamia he meets the fair virgin Rebecca. Eliezer tests her by asking for some water. She convinces him of her goodness by not only giving him to drink but also his camels.

Two preparatory drawings from November 1659 also still exist.

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