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Jeremiah, (painting)

Artist:
Allston, W.
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Notes:
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 147
The prophet, seated in "the court of the prison," where he was shut up for the testimony which he bore against the lying prophets and recreant priests of his generation, is supposed to be transported with a vision of the capture and spoiling of Jerusalem by the King of Babylon (see Jer xxiii) beheld with those eyes of sympathetic anguish and horror of which he said, "O that my head were waters and mine eyes a fountain of tears, that I might weep day and night for the slain of the daughter of my people," and yet with a stern determination not to shrink from seeing and proclaiming whatever it might please the Lord to reveal--a determination inspired by that emboldening commission which he had received from God: "Thou therefore gird up thy loins, and arise and speak unto them all that I command thee; be not dismayed at their faces, lest I confound thee before them. For behold I have made thee this day a defenced city, and an iron pillar, and brazen walls, against the whole land; against the Kings of Judah, against the princes thereof, against the priests thereof, and against the people of the land," etc. (see Jer. i: 17, 18). Not less interesting, though subordinate, is the figure of Baruch the scribe, who sits at the prophet's feet, with wrapt attention and docility, waiting to catch the words which will soon spring from his master's lips. [P. 11.]
First Annual Exhibition of the Yale School of the Fine Arts, founded as a Department of Yale College, by the late Augustus Russell Street, of New Haven, Conn. The Gallery is open daily from 9, a.m., to 7 p.m., and on Wednesdays till 11, p.m. Season Tickets, $1.00; Single Admission, 25 cents. New Haven: J.H. Benham & Son, Printers. 1867.
Topic:
Religion--Old Testament--Jeremiah
Architecture--Civic--Prison
Figure group--Male
Control number:
AECI 01050148
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index

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