Size 15 feet by 12 feet. The verses from which the subject of this picture is more immediately taken, are from St. Luke, chap. xix, and from St. John xii. 15--"Fear not daughter of Zion, behold, thy King cometh, sitting on an ass's colt." (St. Luke xix, 36-40.) "And as they went, and spread their clothes in the way. And when he was come nigh, even now at the descent of the Mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice, for all the mighty works that they had seen, saying, 'Blessed be the King that cometh in the name of the Lord, peace in heaven and glory in the highest.' And some of the Pharisees from among the multitude said unto him, 'Master, rebuke thy disciples.' And he answered and said unto them, 'I tell you that, if these should hold their peace, the rocks would immediately cry out.'" [P. 23.]
Great Exhibition of Religious Paintings, by the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, at the Artists' Fund Hall, Chestnut, above Tenth Street. December, 1843. Price 12 1/2 cents. Philadelphia: Printed for the Academy. 1843.