Eliezer of Damascus
On View In:
Gallery 357
Artist:   William Dyce  
Title:   Eliezer of Damascus  
Date:   1860  
Medium:   Oil on canvas  
Dimensions:   24 1/8 x 20 in. (61.28 x 50.8 cm) (canvas)  
Credit Line:   The Putnam Dana McMillan Fund  
Location:   Gallery 357  

William Dyce was a religious and historical painter whose style and erudite subject matter allied him to the German Nazarenes and anticipated the interests of the English Pre-Raphaelites. Identified in Genesis as Abraham's Syrian steward, Eliezer of Damascus is one of the less prominent characters in the Bible.

Name:   Dyce, William  
Nationality:   British  
Life Dates:   British (Scotland), 1806 - 1864  

Object Description  
Inscriptions:   Signature and Date LL in brown: [18 WD 60]  
Classification:   Paintings  
Physical Description:   Old Testament: Eliezer  
Creation Place:   Europe, Scotland, , ,  
Accession #:   67.51  
Owner:   The Minneapolis Institute of Arts