|Artist||Joseph Epenetus Coombs after Benjamin Robert Haydon|
|Published||London, Published 1833, by Ackermann & Co. 96, Strand.|
|Dimensions||Image 260 x 295 mm, Plate 300 x 305 mm, Sheet 305 x 310 mm|
A scene showing a pair of figures reading from a Bible. The scene shows a modest room with a table at the centre. A man is seen to the right reading from a large open Bible in the light of a tall lamp, the woman opposite listening intently.
Joseph Epenetus Coombs (fl.1830s-1850s) was a British artist and printmaker. He is most known for his mezzotints and portraiture.
Benjamin Robert Haydon (1786 - 1846) was a history painter and friend of John Keats and William Wordsworth. Although Haydon aspired to achieve greatnes as a historical painter he was best known for his autobiographical writings. The Life of Benjamin Robert Haydon, Historical Painter, from His Autobiography and Journals (1853) was published after his death upon request of his wife and has since been reissued in modified forms several times.
Condition: Small tear to right margin, some areas of wear to sheet.