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Esther swoons before Ahasuerus. Engraving by A. Coypel.

  • Coypel, Antoine, 1661-1722.
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Bible. Apocrypha. The rest of Esther 15.7. It is Ahasuerus's anger that makes Esther faint of fear, but God changes "the spirit of the king to 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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[Paris] : [publisher not identified]

Physical description

1 print : line engraving with etching ; image 41.9 x 56 cm

Lettering

En même tems Dieu changea le coeur du Roy, et luy inspira de la douceur. Il se leva tout d'un coup de son trône craignant pour Esther; et la soutenant entre ses bras jusques à ce qu'elle fut revenuë à elle, il caressoit en luy disant, Qu'avez vous Esther? Je suis vôtre frere, ne craignez point. Esther. c. 15 ...

Lettering note

Lettering continues: A messire Julles Bardouin Mansart conseiller du roy en ses conseils chevalier de l'ordre de St. Michel comte de Sagonne sur-intendant & ordonnateur general des bâtimens, jardins, arts & manufactures de sa majesté. Par son tres humble et tres obeissante serviteur A. Coypel. Ce tableau est dans le cabinet de sa majesté. [Biblical narrative repeated in Latin] Asseruata in Pinacothecâ regiâ

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Wellcome Library no. 20559i

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