The Mission of the Apostles, from "Illustrated London News"

Engraver William Luson Thomas British
After Charles Gleyre French, born Switzerland

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The leading British wood-engraver William Luson Thomas made this print to accompany an article in the "Illustrated London News." As the world's first weekly news magazine, founded in London in 1842, the publication regularly reported on art exhibitions, here singling out Charles Gleyre's "La separation des Apôtres" (Mission of the Apostles), at the Paris Salon of 1845 (no. 729), now in the Musée Girodet, Montargis.

The Mission of the Apostles, from "Illustrated London News", William Luson Thomas (British, London 1830–1900 Chertsey, Surrey), Wood engraving

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