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The witch of Endor conjures up the ghost of Samuel at the request of Saul, who lies petrified on the ground. Engraving by W. Sharp after B. West.

  • West, Benjamin, 1738-1820
June 30, 1788
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Bible, O.T. 1 Samuel 28


London (no. 39 Fleet Street) : Tho.s Macklin, June 30, 1788.

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1 print : line engraving ; platemark 48.3 x 61 cm


Witch of En-Dor. And he said unto her, what form is he of? and she said, an old man cometh up, and he is covered with a mantle. And Saul perceived that it was Samuel, and he stooped with his face to the ground, and bowed himself. Vide the 1st book of Samuel. 28th chapter and 14th verse. From an original picture in the collection of Daniel Daulby Esq.r of Liverpool, to whom this plate is dedicated by his most obliged humble serv.t Tho.s Macklin. Painted by B. West, Historical Painter to his Majesty. Engraved by William Sharp


Wellcome Library no. 2921398i



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