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Part I. Scene 22. Evangelist Pointing Out Vanity Fair, (painting)

Artist:
Kyle
Medium:
Panorama
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1848
1848-1852
Notes:
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. NOT NUMBERED
"Now, as Christian went on his way, he came to a little ascent, which was cast up on purpose that pilgrims might see before them; up there, therefore, Christian went: and looking forward, he saw faithful before him upon his journey. " Then I saw in my dream, they went very lovingly on together, and had sweet discourse of all things that had happened to them in their pilgrimage. " Thus, they went on, talking of what they had seen by the way, and so made that way easy, which would otherwise, no doubt, have been tedious to them; for now they went through a wilderness. " Now, when they got almost quite out of this wilderness, faithful chanced to cast his eye back, and espied one coming after them, and he knew him. Oh. Said faithful to his brother, who comes yonder. Then Christian looked, and said, it is my good friend evangelist. Ay, and my good friend, too, said faithful, for it was he that set me in the way to the gate. Now was evangelist come up to them, and thus saluted them, &c. of the wilderness, they presently saw a town before them, and the name of that town is vanity; and at the town there is a fair kept, called vanity fair. It is kept all the year long; it beareth the name of vanity fair, because the town where it is kept is lighter than vanity, and also because all that there is sold, or that cometh thither, is vanity. as is the saying of the wise, 'all that cometh is vanity.'" [P. 15.]
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
Allegory--Quality--Vanity
Occupation--Religion--Pilgrim
Figure(s) In Exterior
Control number:
AECI 03250022
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index

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