The History of Our Lord as Exemplified in Works of Art; With That of His Types, St. John the Baptist, and Other Persons in the Old and New Testament

The History of Our Lord as Exemplified in Works of Art; With That of His Types, St. John the Baptist, and Other Persons in the Old and New Testament : In Two Volumes Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1864 edition. Excerpt: ...advance dancing from the gates of Jerusalem, plendid landscape crowns the whole length. We give the figure )avid from this gorgeous picture, as he stands upon his chariot odcut No. 85, page 208). 'his subject has a different class of beauty when given more simply, tteo Rosselli has a charming picture in the Pitti--David here, ugh heavily laden with the head and sword, stalks along with the ible buoyancy of youth and success. Three beautiful female figures ace and sing as they precede or accompany him (woodcut No. 86, last ye). The triumph of David is a type of the Entry into Jerusalem. The jealousy and treachery of Saul in due order follow. The sacred rrative has told us that David's harp had refreshed Saul, so that 3 evil spirit departed from him. But on the morrow after the amph, as 'David played with his hand, as at other times, ' the ig cast bis javelin at him. This is called in the Speculum, ' King ll returning to David evil for good, ' and is given as a type of rist betrayed by Judas. Saul sits with crown and sceptre, and a ce horizontally aimed in his right hand. David stands before him, ying on the harp. Holbein and Rembrandt have both treated this ject, and also Lucas van Leyden. The latter in a magnificently cuted engraving. Here follow various subjects in historical order, used as types in Dies and Speculums, but which have scarcely made their way into re refined forms of Art. We give them briefly. Michal letting David down through a window. Type of Flight o Egypt. HISTORY OF OUR LORD. Ferdinand Bol has a picture of David sending the letter to Joab ich contained the order for Uriah's death. We have now entered that phase in David's life so fertile in, rning and consolation for the human race. There is no mysterious d...show more

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  • Paperback | 78 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236745337
  • 9781236745330