Dalziels' Bible Gallery: Illustrations from the Old Testament
Dalziel Brothers (British, active 1839–1893)
After Edward Armitage (British, London 1817–1896 Tunbridge Wells, Kent)
After Henry Hugh Armstead (British, London 1828–1905 London)
After Edward Frederick Brewtnall (British, London 1846–1902 Chiswick, Middlesex)
After Ford Madox Brown (British, Calais 1820–1893 London)
After Sir Edward Burne-Jones (British, Birmingham 1833–1898 Fulham)
After Edward Gurden Dalziel (British, 1849–1888)
After Thomas Dalziel (British, Wooler, Northumberland 1823–1906 Herne Bay, Kent)
After Arthur Boyd Houghton (British, Madras, India 1836–1875 London)
William Holman Hunt (British, London 1827–1910 London)
After Frederic, Lord Leighton (British, Scarborough 1830–1896 London)
After Arthur Murch (British, active 1871–1881)
After Frederick Richard Pickersgill (British, London 1820–1900 Yarmouth, Isle of Wight)
After Sir Edward John Poynter (British (born France), Paris 1836–1919 London)
After Frederick Augustus Sandys (British, Norwich 1829–1904 London)
After William Small (British, Edinburgh 1843–1931 Worcester)
After Simeon Solomon (British, London 1840–1905 London)
After Francis Sylvester Walker (Irish, County Meath 1848–1916)
After George Frederic Watts (British, London 1817–1904 London)
George Routledge & Sons (London) London
Camden Press (British, London)
Illustrations: wood engraving
16 7/8 x 14 3/8 x 1 3/8 in. (42.8 x 36.5 x 3.5 cm)
Gift of Sinclair Hamilton, 1965
Not on view
Title, contents, etc., followed by 62 wood engravings on India paper mounted on light ivory card. Binding is 1/2 vellum over boards, with the title and ornament printed in red and gold, with green floral end papers. The Dalziel Brothers began a project for an illustrated bible in 1863, commissioning images from leading artists, and beginning to engrave the designs into blocks, but publication was then delayed until 1881. This example of the first English edition of 1000, is numbered 238.
Inscription: Verso, first end flyleaf in graphite "F mL-L" / "Dalziel woodcuts" / "India paper proofs" / "£5" /"Only 200 were sold"; printed at bottom of title page: "1000 copies of this Edition only Printed of which this is No. 238"
Sinclair Hamilton; Donor: Sinclair Hamilton
Rodney K. Engen Dictionary of Victorian Wood Engravers. Chadwyck-Healey, Cambridge, England and Teaneck, NJ, 1985, p. 63.
Gregory R. Suriano The Pre-Raphaelite Illustrators: The Published Graphic Art of the English Pre-Raphaelites and Their Associates. Oak Knoll Press, 2000, pp. 25-6, 47, 58, 60, 64, 68-9, 73, 76, 102, 120, 122, 125-7, 140, 177, 182-5, 202-3, 210, 213, 240, 244-5, 297, 299, 302, 317.
Mark Bills, Barbara Bryant G. F. Watts Victorian Visionary: Highlights from the Watts Gallery Collection. London, New Haven, Compton, 2008, pp. 150-152.