'They "sold Joseph to the Ishmeelites for twenty pieces of silver"', (mid-late
'They "sold Joseph to the Ishmeelites for twenty pieces of silver"', (mid-late 19th century). Biblical scene, from Genesis 37: 28: 'Then there passed by Midianites merchantmen; and they drew and lifted up Joseph out of the pit, and sold Joseph to the Ishmeelites for twenty pieces of silver: and they brought Joseph into Egypt.' Joseph is sold to the Ishmaelites by his own brothers. Engraving after a work of the 18th century.
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'The Zeppelin Triumph: Casualty of War', 1916. Artist: Louis Raemaekers
'The Zeppelin Triumph: Casualty of War', 1916. Plate 43 from The Great War: A Neutral's Indictment by Louis Raemaekers. The Dutch graphic artist Louis Raemaekers (1869-1956) produced fiercely anti-German cartoons during the First World War. The Germans offered a substantial reward for him, dead or alive, and the Dutch government, under pressure from Germany, placed Raemaekers on trial on a charge of endangering Dutch neutrality. He was acquitted, but fled to England because of the bounty on his head.
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'The grief of the sister of Horatius, c1912 (1912). Artist: Ernest Dudley Heath
'The grief of the sister of Horatius, c1912 (1912). 'When she saw Horatius wearing on his shoulders the cloak of her betrothed, she broke into bitter sobs'. After the appointment of the third king of Rome Tullus Hostilius (673 BC-642 BC), Roman and Alban countrymen quarrelled escalating to a battle. Tullus sent three Roman champions, the Horatii brothers and the Alban king Mettius sent three brothers named Curiatii. The Roman champion Publius Horatius was triumphant in killing the Curiatii. Upon returning to Rome Horatius was cursed by his sister for killing her betrothed, to which Horatius replied So perish the Roman Maiden who shall weep for her country's enemy, killing her with his sword. Horatius was sentenced to death for the crime. However, after making a final plea to the people he was set free. From The Story of Rome, by Mary MacGregor. [Thomas Nelson and Sons Ltd., 1912]
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