Jan 23, 2007

Elisha and Elijah's Chariot of Fire

Scenes of the Prophet Elijah

Elisha and Elijah's Chariot of Fire

1604

Jan Saenredam

(Dutch, 1565-1607)

published by

Jan Saenredam

(Dutch, 1565-1607)

after Abraham Bloemaert

(Dutch, 1564-1651)

Engraving

Support: Cream(1) laid paper

Sheet: 25.5 x 19.5 cm (10 1/16 x 7 11/16 in.)

Seventy-fifth anniversary gift of Louise S. Richards 1991.264

Catalogue raisonné: Hollstein XXIII.17.15

State: I/III

Location

Description

Elijah is perhaps best known for escaping death by ascending into heaven on a chariot of fire, an episode seen by many Christians as a foreshadowing of the Resurrection and Ascension of Christ.

See also
Collection: 
PR - Engraving
Department: 
Prints
Type of artwork: 
Print
Medium: 
Engraving

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