The Macklin Bible -- The Ascent of Elijah.
 Loutherbourg, Philippe-Jacques de, 1740-1812 ; Byrne, William, 1743-1805

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Title:The Macklin Bible -- The Ascent of Elijah
Notes:The Macklin Bible is an enormous physical specimen of book art, comprising seven volumes two feet in height and over 130 pounds in weight. It represents the apogee of the art of British copper-plate engraving, involving both painters and engravers. These renowned artists often selected scripture texts that featured women, who were the nurturers of religious education for the family in late 18th century England.

A gift to Vanderbilt University from John J. and Anne Czura.

Artist:Loutherbourg, Philippe-Jacques de, 1740-1812 ; Byrne, William, 1743-1805
Building:Jean and Alexander Heard Library
Country:United States

Scripture:Kings II, 2:1-2, 6-14
Person as Subject:Elijah (Biblical figure)
Elisha (Biblical figure)
Lectionary links:CProp08
General Subject:Horses

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Copyright Permission:Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike - CC-BY-SA-3.0
Attribution:Loutherbourg, Philippe-Jacques de, 1740-1812 ; Byrne, William, 1743-1805. The Macklin Bible -- The Ascent of Elijah, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. [retrieved August 2, 2021].
Record Number:54113 Last Updated: 2020-12-14 11:35:32 Record Created: 2008-08-16 15:09:57
Institution:Vanderbilt University Unit: Collection: Art in the Christian Tradition