The Departure of Abraham

Abraham, with Sarah and Lot, leaves Ur of the Chaldees for Canaan. God appears in the sky above (Genesis 14: 11-12).

This is a studio version of a Bassano design of which one version is signed by both Jacopo and Francesco (Berlin-Dahlem, Staatliche Museen). A number of other versions of it are known.

Key facts

Artist dates
active about 1535; died 1592
Full title
The Departure of Abraham
Date made
about 1570-90
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
82.6 x 116.4 cm
Acquisition credit
Bought, 1855
Inventory number
Location in Gallery