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The iron worker and King Solomon / the original painted...

The iron worker and King Solomon / the original painted by Prof. C. Schussele, 1864 ; engraved by John Sartain, Phila. Print showing a blacksmith sitting on a stool next to the throne of Solomon, tho ... show more

The iron worker and King Solomon / the original painted by Prof. C. Schussele, 1864 ; engraved by John Sartain, Phila.
1 print : engraving.
Print showing a blacksmith sitting on a stool next to the throne of Solomon, thought to be a usurper, the crowd rushes forward to remove him. The man explains to Solomon that the temple could not have been built without tools made by blacksmiths (iron workers), whereupon Solomon grants him a seat of honor. Includes quote from Isaiah, 54.16 and explanatory text from a "Jewish legend."
  • Title from item.
  • Caption continues: After the original picture painted for and in the collection of the late Joseph Harrison Junr.
  • Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1889 by John Sartain in the Office of the Librarian of Congress at Washington, D.C.
  • Popular Graphic Arts
  • Solomon,--King of Israel.
  • Blacksmiths.
  • Temples--Jerusalem.
  • Engravings--1880-1890.
Sartain, John, 1808-1897, engraver
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Photo provided courtesy of the United States Library of Congress.