The Raven

The Raven by Jemima Blackburn (née Wedderburn) (1823-1909) Click on image to enlarge it. 1886. “Photographed from the originals and printed in planotype.” At the bottom of the picture the artist has inscribed the following biblical verse: “And he sent forth a Raven, which went to and fro, until the waters were dried up from off the Earth.” The the complete text of Genesis VIII 6-12 occupies a following page. From Bible Beasts and Birds (Hathi Trust online version of a copy in the Getty Research Institute)

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Blackburn, Jemima. Bible Beasts and Birds: A New Edition of Illustrations of Scripture by an Animal Painter. London: Kegan Paul, 1886. Hathi Trust online version of a copy in the Getty Institute. Web. 11 January 2021.

Last modified 11 January 2021