Joseph Presents his Father to Pharaoh, by E. J. Poynter. 5½ x 7½ inches. Dalziels’ Bible Gallery, plate 22. This image illustrates Genesis, xlvii: 7. Another elaborate tableau in the manner of neo-classical painting. Though highly detailed, there is an equal emphasis on pattern-making which foregrounds the idea of the composition as design rather than reportage.

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Dalziels’ Bible Gallery. London: George Routledge, 1881 [1880].

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