Abraham sent his servant to his homeland to find a wife of his own people for his son Isaac. Genesis 24 tells the story of how God led the servant to Rebekah (the usual spelling of this name), when she came to the well to fetch water. Rebekah was of Abraham's clan, an appropriate wife for Isaac.

Probably painted while Pellegrini was in England between 1708 and 1713.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
1675 - 1741
Full title
Rebecca at the Well
Date made
1708-13
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
127.3 x 104.5 cm
Acquisition credit
Bequeathed by Claude Dickason Rotch, 1962
Inventory number
NG6332
Location in Gallery