The Tree of Life
- The Tree of Life
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; flanked by hymns; five columns of text below, with roundels representing preacher, crucifixion and man reflecting next to grave. c. 1825
Hand-coloured woodcut and letterpress
- 1825 (circa)
- Published in: London
- (Europe,British Isles,England,London)
- Height: 490 millimetres
- Width: 352 millimetres
Inscription ContentLettered with title, text below image and publication line: "J. Catnach Printer 2 Monmouth-Court, 7 Dials, London".
For further information on this popular composition, see 1868,0808.4624.
Not on display (British XIXc Mounted Imp)
1999/2000 Dec-Apr, London, BM, 'The Apocalypse', no.11
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
Prints & Drawings
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Object reference number: PPA89030
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