'And Jephthah came...unto his house, & behold, his daughter came out to meet him'
'And Jephthah came to Mizpeh unto his house, & behold, his daughter came out to meet him', 19th century? Biblical scene, from Judges 11: 34: the judge Jephthah, after leading the Israelites to victory in battle against the Ammonites, is greeted by his daughter, who celebrates his return with a tambourine. Jephthah is shocked as he realises he must offer up the life of his daughter to God as the consequence of making a rash vow to sacrifice whatever would come out of the door of his house first. Engraving.
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Foolish guillemot, Colymbus troile, Uria troile
Foolish guillemot, Colymbus troile, Uria troile. . Handcolored copperplate drawn and engraved by George Graves from his own British Ornithology, Walworth, 1821. Graves was a bookseller, publisher, artist, engraver and colorist and worked on botanical and ornithological books.
© Florilegius / Mary Evans
1811, Birds, British, Colymbus, Copperplate, Engraving, Foolish, George, Graves, Guillemot, Handcolored, Historical, History, Ornithology, Troile, Uria
Cartoon, Men from The Moon, WW1
Cartoon, Men from The Moon, commenting on three neutral powers in the early weeks of the First World War (Holland, America and Italy), and how they are regarded by the German government. The German Chancellor, Theobald von Bethmann-Hollweg, reads a paper entitled German News Factory: They think (says the New York World) that we have suddenly come from the moon. Date: September 1914
© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans