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Identifier: historyofourlord02jame
Title: The history of Our Lord as exemplified in works of art : with that of His types ; St. John the Baptist ; and other persons of the Old and New Testament
Year: 1872 (1870s)
Authors: Jameson, Mrs. (Anna), 1794-1860 Eastlake, Elizabeth, 1809-1893
Subjects: Jesus Christ Christian art and symbolism
Publisher: London : Longmans, Green, and Co.
Contributing Library: Harold B. Lee Library
Digitizing Sponsor: Brigham Young University


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body of Christ, upon its descent from theCross. Here neither time nor place are taken into account, for itis an abstract subject. In the earlier examples the Virgin is seenseated before precisely the same representation as that given on theciborium, in contemplation of the spectacle of what her Son hasendured. St. John, her unfailing companion, is opposite to her.She is thus rendered in the predella of a picture by Fra Angelico inthe Louvre (woodcut, No. 263, next page). This somewhat stiff composition soon yielded to a more picturesquetreatment. We see it by Gaudenzio Ferrari, set off by all the graceof mature Art (woodcut, No. 264, p. 365). Here the Eucharisticidea is preserved in the Cross, and in the display of the wounds. Martin Schon has the subject seen within a Gothic arch, which isfilled with a glory of angels. The Christ is alive and seated on thetomb, and the Virgin, with the homelier feeling of Northern Art, iswiping her eyes with her handkerchief. 364 HISTORY OF OUR LORD.

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263 I eal Man of Sorrows. (Fra Angelico. Louvre.), This subject of the Dead Christ, attended by His Motherand beloved disciple, is sometimes met with under an aspectwhich points to a dramatic origin. It is well known that sacredplays, mysteries, or pageants were given on the day especiallydedicated to the Feast of the Holy Sacrament, called the CorpusChristi. Traces of the influence of this custom upon the Artof the time appear occasionally in early German engravings anddrawings. In the Bibliotheque Imperiale, at Paris, there is anengraving of great beauty by an anonymous master, whereChrist is seen standing in the centre of a platform, showing Hiswounds. The Virgin and St. John stand in postures of dejec-tion symmetrically on each side of Him, and the ball and Crosslie at His feet. Above is an arched canopy—a feature alwaysredolent of church or theatre decoration—upheld by two angels,the one holding the lily, the other the sword, as described in theRevelation. A drawing in the Be


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bookid:historyofourlord02jame bookyear:1872 bookdecade:1870 bookcentury:1800 bookauthor:Jameson__Mrs___Anna___1794_1860 bookauthor:Eastlake__Elizabeth__1809_1893 booksubject:Jesus_Christ booksubject:Christian_art_and_symbolism bookpublisher:London___Longmans__Green__and_Co_ bookcontributor:Harold_B__Lee_Library booksponsor:Brigham_Young_University bookleafnumber:425 bookcollection:americana

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