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The Pictorial History of the Bible, Consisting of Engravings from Paintings by British Artists (Volume I)

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1835 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Reynolds, Joshua (Sir), born 1723 - died 1792 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Etching and stipple 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 87, shelf TOP

Physical description

Etching and stipple engraving entitled 'The Holy Family' for 'The Pictorial History of the Bible'. Each lettered with title, artist's name, and biblical reference. Bound in diced calf, spine gilt 'a la cathedrale'.

Place of Origin

Britain (made)


1835 (made)


Reynolds, Joshua (Sir), born 1723 - died 1792 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Etching and stipple engraving


Height: 27.7 cm Size of covers, Width: 21.2 cm

Descriptive line

Etching and stipple engraving entitled 'The Holy Family' after a painting by Joshua Reynolds, from Volume I of 'The Pictorial History of the Bible', 41 plates including title-pages, with descriptive texts. Great Britain, 1835.




Etching; Stipple

Subjects depicted

Christianity; Religion; Families; Holy; Biblical


Prints; Religion; Christianity


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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