Eleazer's bold enterprize.[Title also in Greek, Latin, French, Dutch and German.]
I Mach: VI, 43. [French/Dutch, n.d., c.1730.]
Etching on laid paper, image 320 x 415mm. 12½ x 16¼". Centrefold as usual; sheet trimmed close to printed border. Glue stains to corners.
A wonderfully dramatic Biblical battle scene; Eleazar on a war elephant leading a charge into the Philistine ranks, scattering men and horses. Son of Dodai the Ahohite, Eleazar in the Old Testament is a mighty man who fought with David against the Philistines. From a volume of etchings and engravings after Bernard Picart (1673 - 1733) and his father Etienne.
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