Caspar Hermann Vockeradt (German, 1852)

The Expulsion of Hagar

Caspar Hermann Vockeradt was born in 1852 in Lippstadt, Germany. “The Expulsion of Hagar” interpreted after Govert Flinck’s piece (1615-1660). Oil on canvas. 43 x 53 inches.

The Expulsion of Hagar depicts an episode from the Book of Genesis, in which Abraham sends away his handmaiden Hagar with Ishmael, the child that she bore him. A favorite subject for artists on account of its human themes of pain, love and jealousy.