The Tree of Life, which bear twelve manner of fruits ...
- The Tree of Life, which bear twelve manner of fruits ...
Christ crucified on a tree which bears fruits carrying the names of virtues; beyond him is the "New Jerusalem" and in the foreground a contemporary street scene with two preachers (John Wesley and George Whitefield) attempting to direct sinners toward the narrow gate to heaven and away from the broad way that leads to hell. .
Etching with hand-colouring
- Published in: London
- (Europe,British Isles,England,London)
- Height: 353 millimetres
- Width: 249 millimetres
Inscription ContentLettered with title below, and two lines of text. With publication line 'Printed for Bowles & Carver, Map & Printsellers, no.69 in St Paul's Church Yard, London'.
This is extracted from Caricatures III p.51, the Bowles & Carver album. The address shows that this edition is 1793 or later, but the style of clothing and the wear on the plate suggest that the first edition belongs to the 1750s. See BMSat VI p.214, where George states that this is an altered version of a print by J.Pace after I.Doleman.
For further information on this popular composition, see 1868,0808.4624.
Not on display (British XVIIIc Mounted Roy)
'Apocalypse', BM 2000, cat.240.10
2000 Oct-Dec, Cambridge, Fitzwilliam Museum, Popular Print in England
2001 Feb-Apr, Glasgow, Hunterian AG, Popular Print in England
2001 Apr-Jun, Manchester, Whitworth AG, Popular Print in England
2001 Jun-Aug, Bradford, Cartwright Hall, Popular Print in England
From the Bowles and Carver album, 'Caricatures' III p.51
Prints & Drawings
Allegory from the Book of Revelations, XXII v.2, with Christ crucified on a tree of fruit, with fashionable people in the foreground taking the broad way to the bottomless pit, and ignoring preachers such as John Wesley and George Whitefield; the New Jeru
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