Hosannah!, from "Dalziels' Bible Gallery"

Various artists/makers

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In 1862 the Dalziel Brothers, prominent Victorian wood engravers, approached a group of British artists with plans for a lavishly illustrated Bible. Work began immediately, but the sixty-seven prints of Old Testament themes were not published until 1881. Solomon came from a prominent Jewish family and intended his six designs to celebrate his heritage. Hosannah! shows a temple musician during the Feast of Tabernacles and was inspired by a line in Psalm 149, "Praise for God’s goodness to Israel." Solomon admired Dante Gabriel Rossetti and Edward Burne-Jones, and this early work places him in Pre-Raphaelitism’s second wave.

Hosannah!, from "Dalziels' Bible Gallery", After Simeon Solomon (British, London 1840–1905 London), Wood engraving on India paper, mounted on thin card

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