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The Sacrifice of Elijah Against the Prophets of Baal
The Sacrifice of Elijah Against the Prophets of Baal
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Date:
ca. 1650–1660
Location:
Not on display
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Media:
Etching
Dimensions:
36 x 50 cm (image)
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Continent:
Europe
Provenance:

Colnaghi, 1972;
Marcus Sopher (cat. 172);
Sopher 17th c. catalogue no.172

Accession Number:
1991.1.125
Acquisition Date:
1992-01-16
Credit Line:

Mr. and Mrs. Marcus Sopher Collection

On the steps in front of a smoking altar Elijah, in simple dress, prays, while soldiers and men brawl below. A dead bull lies in the foreground, below the kneeling figure of a startled royal and onlookers in soldier's dress.