The Burnt Offering
Wood engraving by the Dalziels .
6¼ x 4¾ inches
Alex Foley, Art Pictures from the Old Testament, p.87.
Leviticus, vi: 8–13. The illustration depicts Aaron as he makes his offering at the high altar. As in the other designs, the focus is on the moment of doing – so giving the events an intense immediacy. Psychological drama, combined with anecdotal detail and decorative patterns are central elements in Solomon’s Pre-Raphaelite treatment of his subject.
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