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Wood Engraving - Dalziels' Bible Gallery - Melchizedek Blesses Abram

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1920P713.1.8
Collection:Fine Art Prints and Drawings
Date:1863c - 1881

Maker Information

Artist:Simeon Solomon - View biography for Simeon Solomon
Engraver:Dalziel Brothers - View history
Publisher:George Routledge & Sons - View history

Notes

The subject of this wood engraving is dervied from Genesis 14:17-21. In this passage Abram returns truimphantly from saving his kidnapped brother and is blessed by Melchizedek, King of Salem. Like many of Solomon's works it shows his interest in religious ceremonies and priests. Melchizedek is a king but is also a described in the Old Testament as a "priest of God Most High."

Presented by Wilfred Phillips, 1920.

Further Information

Production Period:19th century
School/Style:Biblical
Medium:Wood engraving on India paper, in bound volume.
Material(s):Paper

Dimensions

Height:178 mm
Width:135 mm