They are entertained by the Interpreter by David Scott. Wood engraving, 3 3/16 x 5 1/4 inches. Illustration for Bunyan's The Pilgrim's Progress, facing p. 264. King David playing a harp and singing the Psalms appears in the upper left corner while Interpreter, who looks much like Christ in some representations of the Last Supper, occupies the lower right corner. Like the plateau compositions of Northern Renaissance painting, this illustration depicts an opening with landscape in the distance. [Click on image to enlarge it.]

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Bunyan, John. The Pilgrim's Progress . London, Edinburgh, and New York: Thomas Nelson and sons, 1887.

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