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The Tree of Life

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    2000,0930.43

  • Title (object)

    • The Tree of Life
  • Description

    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. . 1804 Etching with hand-colouring, border of sheet coloured black

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  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 30 September 1804
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 535 millimetres (sheet)
    • Width: 430 millimetres (sheet)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered with title, "Which bear twelve manner...from the wrath to come", and publication details, "Pubd. Septr 30 1804 by G Thompson 43 Long Lane, Smithfield".
  • Curator's comments

    For further information on this popular composition, see 1868,0808.4624.

  • Location

    Not on display (British XIXc Mounted Imp)

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Associated places

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    2000

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    2000,0930.43

Christ crucified on emblematic tree; in foreground, street scene with John Wesley and George Whitefield preaching, Hell-mouth to l.  1804 Etching with hand-colouring, border of sheet coloured black

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Christ crucified on emblematic tree; in foreground, street scene with John Wesley and George Whitefield preaching, Hell-mouth to l. 1804 Etching with hand-colouring, border of sheet coloured black

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