The Sacrifice of Isaac

The picture is unfinished and misleadingly restored in part.

Piazzetta treated the Sacrifice of Isaac in a number of compositions; this one was intended for an altarpiece. A date of about 1735 has been suggested for the painting but it may be of a few years later.

Key facts

Artist dates
1683 - 1754
Full title
The Sacrifice of Isaac
Date made
probably after 1735
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
201.2 x 133.4 cm
Acquisition credit
Presented by Sir Robert Witt through the Art Fund, 1917
Inventory number
Location in Gallery