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    Fine Large Colored Engraving

     

    (RELIGIOUS ENGRAVING). BAKER, JOHN. The Resurrection of Jesus Christ. [Caption title]. 24" x 32" plus rollers. Slight marks of wear, but excellent condition; paper applied to contemporary linen. New York: Justin Pierce, [1835]. $1,500.00

     

    A splendid work, "Designed, Drawn & Engraved by John Baker." In the foreground are six discombobulated Roman soldiers. With four other figures, including Christ, an angel and two virgins. Says Stauffer of Baker and this work: "He also engraved in line a very large plate (21.6 x 28.9 ins.) of the 'Resurrection of Christ'...published in 1835 by Justin Pierce, of New York. It is an ambitious piece of work and fairly well executed; but the drawing is somewhat peculiar, the two virgins gazing upon the angel at the door of the tomb being in very modern dress."

 

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