Sunday, October 7, 2018
Isaac Going Forth to Meditate
Isaac Going Forth to Meditate at Eventide
George Richmond, RA 1809-1896
Oil and tempera on panel
9 1/2 x 5 1/8 inches (24 x 13.5 cm)
With a paper label, verso, with the inscriptions 'Isaac going out to meditate at Eventide Geo Richmond R TR 10 1908'
The paintings Richmond made in the late 1820s reflect the influence of Blake and the inspiration of literature. The title is from the book of Genesis, chapter XXIV verse 43 And Isaac went out to meditate in thefield at the eventide.' Like The Fatal Bellman, the composition is dominated by a powerful figure, in this case, walking away towards the sunset.
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