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A tree bearing apples labelled with virtues; representing the life of Christian virtue. Coloured lithograph, 1870, after J. Bakewell, 1771.
- Bakewell, J., active 1770.
- [between 1800 and 1899]
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New York (115 Nassau St) : Currier & Ives, [between 1800 and 1899]
1 print : lithograph, with watercolour and gum arabic ; image 30.3 x 21.5 cm
The tree of life. On either side of the river was there the Tree of Life which bare twelve manner of fruits. Chap. XXII, 2 ...
Compare with the original idea for this print, by J. Bakewell in the late eighteenth century (Wellcome Library no. 26772i). Many features of the design have changed, unlike those of its companion print (Wellcome Library no. 26799i), which faithfully copies its original, apart from divergence in the evaluation of sin. But here too, virtue is seen to have changed in the intervening century
Tree bears fruit labelled, from bottom up: "Temperance. Wisdom. Virtue. Meekness. Holiness. Truth. Joy. Peace. Love. Faith. Charity. Hope"
Wellcome Library no. 26798i
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