The Repudiation of Hagar, Moritz Daniel Oppenheim
Moritz Daniel Oppenheim
The Repudiation of Hagar
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Moritz Daniel Oppenheim

The Repudiation of Hagar, 1826

87.6 x 68.6 cm
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
Inventory Number
Acquired in 1922 as a gift from a private collector
On display, 1st upper level, Modern Art, room 1


About the Work

Oppenheim was, above all, known for his portraits of important Jewish personalities. Yet, he also did historical paintings, such as this scene from the Old Testament: at the behest of his wife Sarah, Abraham disowns the maid Hagar and their son Ishmael; Sarah, meanwhile, can be seen sitting on the right with their son Isaac. Oppenheim’s clear, contoured style of painting and the religious topic were inspired by the art of the “Nazarenes”, whom he had become acquainted with in Rome.

Work Data

Basic Information

The Repudiation of Hagar
Period Produced
Object Type
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Signiert und datiert unten rechts: MOPPENHEIM (MO ligiert) / MDCCCXXVI.

Property and Acquisition

Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
Public Domain
Acquired in 1922 as a gift from a private collector

Work Content

Motifs and References

Main Motif
Persons Shown
Illustrated Passage
  • Bibel, Altes Testament, Genesis 21,12-13



Research and Discussion


Object History
Moritz Daniel Oppenheim, Weimar
Verkauf an Caroline Rosamunde Hagenbruch, Weimar, Mai 1827
an ihre Tochter Charlotte Maria Schweitzer, geb. Hagenbruch, Weimar
M. Posen, Frankfurt am Main
Schenkung an das Städelsche Kunstinstitut, 1922.


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