Jacob Caressing Benjamin

Abraham Caressing Isaac

about 1645
Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn (Dutch, 1606–1669)

Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch 033; Hind 148


Plate: 12 x 9 cm (4 3/4 x 3 9/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Copper etching plate

Not On View






Clement de Jonghe, in the inventory at his death, February 11, 1679; Pieter de Haan, Amsterdam, and sold at auction (Weyers & Castelein, Amsterdam), March 9, 1767; purchased by Fouquet, agent for Calude-Henri Watelet, 1767, and sold at auction, 1786; purchased by Pierre Francois Basan, 1786; inherited by H. -L. Basan, owner until 1809-10; Acquired by Auguste Jean, 1809-10; inherited by the Veuve Auguste Jean, and sold at her death, 1846; purchased by Michel Bernard, 1846; inherited by Michel Bernard (son of the above), and sold; purchased by M. Alvin-Beaumont, Paris, and sold, 1938; purchased by Robert Lee Humber, Greenville, N. C., 1938; inherited by the sons of Robert Lee Humber, 1970, on permanent loan to the North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, and sold, about 1993; purchased by Arhold, Inc. (a member of the Artemis Group), Monte Carlo; from whom purchased (through Robert M. Light) by the MFA, 24 March 1993.

Credit Line

William Francis Warden Fund