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Part III. Scene 3. Entrance to Temple Beautiful and Death of Giant Grim, (painting)

Artist:
Darley & May
Medium:
Panorama
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1848
1848-1852
Notes:
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. NOT NUMBERED
"When they were come to the place where mistrust and timorous met Christian to persuade him to go back for fear of the lions, they perceived as it were a stage, and before it, towards the road, a broad plate, with a copy of verses written thereupon; and underneath, the reason of raising up of that stage in that place rendered. The verses were - let him that sees this stage, take heed/ untdo his heart and tongue;/ lest, if he do not, here he speed/ as some have long agone. " So they went on, till they came within sight of the lions. now Mr. Greatheart was a strong man, so he was not afraid of a lion; but yet when they were come up to the place where the lions were, the boys that went before were now glad to cringe behind, for they were afraid of the lions; so they stept back, and went behind. At this their guide smiled, and said, how is it, my boys, you love to go before when no danger doth approach, and love to come behind so soon as the lions appear. " now, as they went on, Mr. Greatheart drew his sword, with intent to make a way for the pilgrims in spite of the lions. then there appeared one, that it seems had taken upon him to back the lions; and he said to the pilgrims' guide, what is the cause of your coming hither. now, the name of that man was grim, or bloody-man, because of his slaying of the pilgrims: and he was of the race of the giants. " then said the pilgrim's guide, these women and children are going on pilgrimage; and this is the way they must go; and go it they shall, in spite of thee and the lions." [P. 26-27.]
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
Figure(s) In Exterior
Animal--Lion
Control number:
AECI 03250047
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index

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