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Dalziels' Bible Gallery

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1881 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Dalziel Brothers (engravers)
    Watts, George Frederic OM, RA, born 1817 - died 1904 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Wood engraving

  • Credit Line:

    Purchased with the assistance of the National Heritage Memorial Fund, Art Fund, Shell International and the Friends of the V&A

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case 88, shelf TOP

Physical description

Wood engraving depicting a scene from the Bible. Each mount lettered with title and name of artist responsible for original drawing. Most plates lettered 'Dalziel Sc.' and some lettered with artists' initials or monograms and dated.

Place of Origin

Britain (made)


1881 (made)


Dalziel Brothers (engravers)
Watts, George Frederic OM, RA, born 1817 - died 1904 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Wood engraving


Height: 43.7 cm Size of covers, Width: 34 cm

Descriptive line

Print after a drawing by G. F. Watts entitled 'Esau Meeting Jacob', from a volume entitled 'Dalziels' Bible Gallery', consisting of 62 plates after drawings by various artists, engraved by the Dalziel Brothers. Great Britain, 1881.

Production Note

This volume is No.446 of a limited edition of 1,000.




Wood; Printing

Subjects depicted

Bible; Religion; Biblical scenes


Prints; Religion


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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