Wood engraving by the Dalziels .
6½ x 4¾ inches
Alex Foley, Art Pictures from the Old Testament, p.153.
1 Chronicles xxv: 1–7. An image of a young Levite playing an archaic harp while the priests make their sacrifices in the courts of the Temple. Strongly reminiscent of the paintings of Albert Moore, the composition focuses on the evocation of a serene and harmonious mood; Solomon also produced a painted version. At once decorative and deeply expressive of a state of mind, the image mediates between Pre-Raphaelitism and neo-classicism.
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