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Finden's 'Landscape Illustrations to the Bible'

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    Britain (engraved)

  • Date:

    1836 (engraved)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Turner, Joseph Mallord William, born 1775 - died 1851 (artist)
    Finden, William, born 1787 - died 1852 (engraver)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Line engraving on steel

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Horace Mummery

  • Museum number:

    E.4605-1946

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case EL, shelf 131

Physical description

Line engraving on steel, printed on paper, illustrating a scene from the Bible

Place of Origin

Britain (engraved)

Date

1836 (engraved)

Artist/maker

Turner, Joseph Mallord William, born 1775 - died 1851 (artist)
Finden, William, born 1787 - died 1852 (engraver)

Materials and Techniques

Line engraving on steel

Descriptive line

Line engraving on steel by W. Finden depicting Ramah and Rachel's Tomb, after a drawing by J. M. W. Turner, for Finden's 'Landscape Illustrations to the Bible'. Great Britain, 1836.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Rachel's Tomb, also known as the Bilal bin Rabah mosque to Muslims, is the name given to a small religious building revered by Jews, Christians and Muslims in the Bethlehem municipality. The burial place of the matriarch Rachel as mentioned in the Jewish and Christian Old Testament, and in Muslim literature is contested between this site and several others to the north. The earliest extra-biblical records describing this tomb as Rachel's burial place date to the first decades of the 4th century CE. The present structure consists of two chambers; one, a domed chamber, is of Muslim Ottoman construction. Rachel's tomb is the third holiest site in Judaism. Jews have made pilgrimage to the tomb since ancient times, and it has become one of the cornerstones of Jewish-Israeli identity.

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Line engraving

Subjects depicted

Tombs; Bible; Judaism; Mosque; Islam

Categories

Prints; Illustration; Christianity; Judaism; Islam

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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