Christ Knocking on the Door of the Soul

Philipp Veit, artist

Gottfried Rist, engraver


Wood engraving

26.9 x 16.9 cm.

Graphische Sammlung, Städelsches Kunstinstitut

Frankfurt am Main

Veit here anticipates W. Holman Hunt’s The Light of the World, probably the most famous religious painting in nineteenth-century England and America — George P. Landow

This drawing is Figure 15 in Lionel Gossman’s ”Unwilling Moderns: The Nazarene Painters of the Nineteenth Century

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Related material

  • W. Holman Hunt's Light of the World
  • W. Rainey’s Christ before thy door is waiting
  • W. H. Fisk’s The Guest