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Esther faints before King Ahasuerus. Engraving, by R. Strange, 1767, after R. Strange, 1762, after G.F. Barbieri, il Guercino.

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1767
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20560i
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Bible. Apocrypha. The rest of Esther 15.7. Esther faints from fear of King Ahasuerus, whose mood is thereupon changed by God into a "spirit of ... mildness" (Apocrypha. Esther. 15.8). The marriage of the Jewish Esther to the Persian Ahasuerus prompted plans for an anti-semitic purge by the king's vizier, Haman

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1767

Physical description

1 print : line engraving ; image 48.6 x 39.7 cm

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Esther coram Assuero supplex. Ad exemplar fabulae a Jo. Fra. Barbieri, Guercino dicto, pictae, quae Romae in aedibus Barberinis asservatur. Esther a suppliant before Ahasuerus. From the painting of Jno. Fra.s. Barbieri, call'd Guercino, in the Barberini palace at Rome. R. Strange Romae delint. Ao. 1762, atque Ao. 1767 aere incidit.

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Wellcome Library no. 20560i

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