A generous gift of Stanford C. Stoddard enabled the MOA to acquire a 19th-century marble sculpture, Isaac on the Altar (1863-64), by American Randolph Rogers. This neoclassical sculpture complements Stoddard’s earlier gift of a William Theed marble sculpture, Dismissal of Hagar and Ishmael (1881). A bronze sculpture Rebekah and Eliezer at the Well (19th c.) by Émile-Coriolan-Hippolyte Guillemin was also purchased by Stoddard to further expound on the story of Abraham and Isaac.
These new works will be on display along with other religious works, starting Monday, November 5.
Statue above : Émile-Coriolan-Hippolyte Guillemin, Rebekah and Eliezer at the Well, bronze, polychrome-decorated brown patina, 19th c., BYU Museum of Art, Gift of Stanford C. Stoddard.