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Part I. Scene 12. Palace Beautiful, (painting)

Artist:
May
Medium:
Panorama
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1848
1848-1852
Notes:
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. NOT NUMBERED
"Now also he remembered the story that mistrust and timorous told him of how they were frightened with the sight of the lions. Then said Christian to himself agian, these beasts range in the night for their prey; and if they should meet with me in the dark, how should I shift them. How should I escape being by them torn in pieces. Thus he went on his way. But while he was bewailing his unhappy miscarriage, he lift up his eyes and behold there was a very stately palace before him, the name of which was beautiful, and it stood by the highway-side. " So I saw in my dream, that he made haste, and went forward, that if possible he might get lodging there. Now before he had gone far, he entered into a very narrow passage, which was about a furlong off of the porter's lodge; and looking very narrowly before him as he went, he espied two lions in the way. now, thought he, I see the dangers that mistrust and timorous were driven back by. (The lions were chained, but he saw not the chains.) Then he was afraid, and thought also himself to go back after them, for he thought nothing but death was before him. But the porter at the lodge, whose name is watchful, perceiving that Christian made a halt as if he would go back, cried unto him, saying, is thy strength so small. Fear not the lions, for they are chained, and are placed there for trial of faith where it is; and for discovery of those that have none; keep in the midst of the path, and no hurt shall come unto thee." [P. 11.]
A Descriptive Catalogue of the Bunyan Tableaux. Albany, N.Y.: J. Munsell, 82 State Street, 1867.
Artist address: New York, New York.
Topic:
Literature--Bunyan--Pilgrim's Progress
State of Being--Phenomenon--Dream
Religion--Christianity
Architecture--Castle
State of Being--Emotion--Fear
Animal--Lion
Control number:
AECI 03250012
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index

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