The Ram Caught in the Thicket

The Ram Caught in the Thicket by Jemima Blackburn (née Wedderburn) (1823-1909) Click on image to enlarge it. 1886. The artist’s initialss appear lower right. “Photographed from the originals and printed in planotype.” From Bible Beasts and Birds (Hathi Trust online version of a copy in the Getty Research Institute)

At the bottom of the picture the artist has inscribed the following biblical verse: “And Abraham said My Son, God will provide himself a lamb for burnt-offering.” The complete text of Hebrews XI 11-19 occupies two following pages.

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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