Hagar and Ishmael
31.4 cm x 21.3 cm (12 3/8 in. x 8 3/8 in.)
(London, 1757 - 1831, London)
Medium and Support:
Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin, The Leo Steinberg Collection, 2002
The biblical subject of Hagar and Ishmael was a standard motif of history painting and therefore readily acceptable to the art establishment. Here, however, Corbould uses it as a pretense to present a rich landscape articulated in the relatively new medium of lithography.