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
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Oil on canvas
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Acquired in 1922 as a gift from a private collector
On display, 1st upper level, Modern Art, room 1


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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.

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