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Part II. Scene 9. The Pilgrims Escape, (painting)

Artist:
Duggan, Paul
Medium:
Panorama
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1848
1848-1852
Notes:
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. NOT NUMBERED
"Now, a little before it was day, good Christian, as one half amazed, brake out into this passionate speech. what a fool, quoth he, am I thus to lie in a stinking dungeon, when I may as well walk at liberty. I have a key in my bosom, called promise, that will, I am persuaded, open any lock in doubting castle. then said hopeful, that's good news, good brother, pluck it out of thy bosom, and try. " Then Christian pulled it out of his bosom, and began to try at the dungeon door, whose bolt, as he turned the key, gave back, and the door flew open with ease, and Christian and hopeful both came out. Then he went to the outward door that leads into the castle-yard, and with his key opened that door also. After that, he went into the iron gate, for that must be opened too; but that lock was very hard; yet the key did open it. Then they thrust open the gate to make their escape with speed; but the gate as it opened made such a creaking, that it waked giant despair, who hastily rising to pursue his prisoners, felt his limbs to fail, for his fits took him again, so that he could by no means go after them. Then they went on, and came to the king's highway, and so were safe, because they were out of his jurisdiction." [P. 20-21.]
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
Fantasy--Monster
State of Being--Evil--Imprisonment
Figure(s) In Interior--Castle
Control number:
AECI 03250037
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index

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