About the Artwork

Giovanni Battista Gaulli presented the Old Testament narrative of Abraham sacrificing his only son to God with dynamic theatricality. The heroic figures of Abraham and the angel are clothed in swirling drapery that reflects the artist’s training under Bernini, Rome’s most renowned artist. The painting’s original context is unknown, but by 1761 the work had entered the home of Gaulli’s son Giulio, where it was displayed alongside other biblical works, including another work on view in this gallery, The Thanksgiving of Noah.

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About Our Products

High Custom Prints offers exclusive custom reproductions of artworks from the High's collection. We create prints as true to the original work as possible, using strict color management protocols and state-of-the-art printing technology.
Most of the art reproduced in the High Custom Prints program is a unique offer and not available anywhere else. In addition, new artwork is continually added to our program, so make sure to come back and see our new releases.

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Museum members will receive their member discount for all orders placed through our High Custom Prints store. Simply enter your member id during the checkout process. Once your membership has been validated your discount will be applied.