Current Inventory by Hans Bol

Eliezer and Rebecca at the Well

Artist: Hans Bol

Hans Bol (1534-1593), Eliezer and Rebecca at the Well, engraving, c 1575 [signed and inscribed Rebecca Gen 24 in the plate]. References: Van de Kellen 7, Hollstein 7, first state (of 2).  Trimmed to thread margins outside of the circular borderline, various defects including prior folds, reinforcements verso (some showing through), diameter 177 mm., 6 15/16-7 inches. A fairly good impression, on old laid paper, before the address of Mariette. The illustration is from Genesis 24:15. Eliezer was sent by his master Abraham to find a wife for Isaac, Abraham’s son. He went to a well where “the daughters of […]

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