Destruction of Jerusalem, The, A.D. 70, (painting)
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 9
Jerusalem and its environs are seen as they existed in the time of our Saviour. . . . The Romans having demolished the first and second walls, obtained possession of the second enclosure, and with unbounded fury assaulted the third or inner wall, and tower of Antonia, which had communication with the magnificent Piazzas of the Temple; but the Jews to preserve that sacred edifice, destroyed the communication by setting fire to the Piazzas. This is the period which the artist has chosen for the display of this grand but awful subject. The spectator is supposed to be looking at the ruins of the second wall, looking southward--the tower of Antonia, the Temple, and the flaming cloisters being directly before him. The Roman army is represented as engaged in fierce conflict with the Jews; and Titus on horseback, giving his orders, attended by his officers, and by the illustrious historian, Josephus. . . . [Pp. 10-12.]
Catalogue of Paintings, now exhibiting in Wadsworth Gallery, Hartford. Hartford: Press of Case, Lockwood & Company. 1863.