Sunday, August 6, 2017


By Gregory & Ernest Disney-Britton
Rembrandt van Rijn's (1606–1669) "Abraham Entertaining the Angels" (c. 1646) Oil on oak panel 6 3/8 x 8 3/8 inches (16.1 x 21.1 cm) Private collection
The Frick Collection is one of those small museums in NYC where travelers can escape the crowded noise of the city. The museum's pay-what-you-wish hours are on Wednesdays, and until August 20th, you can visit Rembrandt van Rijn'sAbraham Entertaining the Angels” before it leaves public view. The small painting depicts a passage in Genesis 18:1-8 describing Abraham's welcoming of three strangers, who are the Lord and two angels disguised as travelers. Genesis 18 has several Abraham moments, including his plea on behalf of Sodom, but Rembrandt chooses this moment when the human and divine converge in one calm scene.

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