Ancient Jerusalem.During the approach of the Miraculous darkness which attended the Crucifixion.
Large mezzotint with very large margins, scarce. 595 x 810mm (23¼ x 31¾"). Repaired tear in title area. Left and bottom edges torn in margins. Repaired tear from top right edge, to just inside printed area.
A dramatic, large mezzotint depicting ancient Jerusalem during the crucifixion of Jesus. In the Gospel of Mark's account of the crucifixion, on the eve of Passover, it says that after Jesus was crucified at nine in the morning, darkness fell over all the land, or all the world from around noon ("the sixth hour") until 3 o'clock ("the ninth hour"). It adds, immediately after the death of Jesus, that 'the curtain of the temple was torn in two, from top to bottom', represented in this print by the sun breaking through the clouds onto the city below. Mourners can be seen in the bottom right, kneeling with their hands raised towards Golgotha in the distance, the site at which Jesus was said to be Crucified. After British landscape artist, William Linton (1791–1876).
Ex: Collection of The Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 32148] £520.00