West, Benjamin - Isaac's Servant Tying Bracelet on Rebecca's Arm Art Print

Brandywine General Store

SKU: #22 religious

An archival premium quality print of Isaac's Servant Tying the Bracelet on Rebecca's Arm by Benjamin West for sale by Brandywine General Store. This oil on canvas was painted by the artist in 1775. The original artwork is 49 by 63 inches in size and now located at the Yale Center For British Art. Signed and dated with black paint, lower right, B. West 1775. The scene is taken from the book of Genesis of the Bible. After God told Abraham to sacrifice his only son, then saved his son from the sacrifice, Abraham decided that it was time to find a wife for Isaac. He sent a servant to his home town of Aram Naharaim to find a wife out of his own family rather than a woman from Canaan. The servant has been identified as Aram Naharaim. Abraham sent along many items intended for the bride's family if one was found, including expensive jewelry. The servant choose Rebecca from the towns eligible women because she showed him kindness and offered him water and also water for his camels. This scene in the picture shows the servant putting the expensive bracelet on Rebecca's arm to show that she was the intended bride for Isaac. Rebecca and Isaac went on to become the parents of twins Esau and Jacob who are famous in the Bible for Jacob deceiving his Father and stealing Esau's birthright and blessing. Rebecca and Isaac are one of four couples who are thought to have been buried in the Cave of the Patriarchs along with Adam and Eve, Isaac's parents Abraham and Sara as well as his son Jacob and Leah. Religious Art Print #22

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