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Object: Destruction of Death and Sin
Series: Religious Emblems
Sin, a woman with a serpent's tail and serpents for hair, and death, a skeletal king, lying stricken at the foot of the cross, sin on the right trying to pluck an arrow from his chest. 1809
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Height: 163 millimetres
Width: 138 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- The 'Religious Emblems' was a series of wood-engravings published by Ackermann in 1809 with short texts accompanying each, written by Rev. J. Thomas.
The title-page reads: 'Religious Emblems: being a series of engravings on wood, executed by the first artists in that line, from designs drawn on the blocks themselves by J. Thurston, Esq., the descriptions written by the Rev. J. Thomas, A.M. chaplain to the Earl of Corke and Orrery / London: printed by T. Bensley, Bolt Court, Fleet Street; and sold by R. Ackermann, Repository of Arts, No 101, Strand. / 1809.'
There is a bound volume of the second edition in the Department of Prints and Drawings, located in 166.b.25 (1869,1009.238-259).
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Prints and Drawings
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