Parable Of The Talents
An engraved depiction of The parable of the talents from the New Testament Book of Matthew 25:14-30, circa 1700. The parable tells of three servants, each entrusted with varying sums of money (the talents), who either put their money to work, or in the case of the third, lazy servant, simply bury it for safe keeping. The scroll at the top of the image is a dedication to the sponsor of the illustration, William Penn (1644 - 1718). (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
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Phaedra, Theseus and Hippolytus, illustration from Act III Scene 5 of 'Phedre'
XIR239566 Phaedra, Theseus and Hippolytus, illustration from Act III Scene 5 of 'Phedre' by Jean Racine (1639-99) engraved by Raphael Urbain Massard (1775-1843) 1824 (engraving) (b/w photo) by Girodet de Roucy-Trioson, Anne Louis (1767-1824) (after); Bibliotheque de L'Arsenal, Paris, France; (add.info.: daughter of Minos and Pasiphae; inspired by classical Greek and Roman art;); French, out of copyright
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Ecce Ancilla Domini ! (The Annunciation) by Dante Gabriel Rossetti Dante Gabriel Rossetti (May 12
Ecce Ancilla Domini ! (The Annunciation)
by Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Dante Gabriel Rossetti (May 12, 1828 - April 10, 1882) was an English poet, painter and translator. The son of ?migr? Italian scholar.
In Christianity, the Annunciation is the revelation to Mary, the mother of Jesus by the archangel Gabriel that she would conceive a child to be born the Son of God. The Christian churches celebrate this with the feast of Annunciation on March 25, which is nine months before the feast of the Nativity of Jesus, or Christmas. The date of the Annunciation was also the New Year in many places, including England (where it is called Lady Day) and the American colonies.