Mercy and Truth are Met Together

Mercy and Truth are Met Together

Simeon Solomon

Wood engraving by the Dalziels [1862].

6½ x 4¾ inches

Alex Foley, Art Pictures from the Old Testament, p.113.

Psalm lxxvv: 10. An allegorical image representing the meeting of Mercy and Truth, Righteousness and Peace, who kiss each other. This composition is a typical example of the hybridity of Solomon’s art, fusing stylistic tendencies from Pre-Raphaelitism and neo-classicism. [Continued below]

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