Gustave Doré “The Angel destroys the army of the Sennacharib”
The Angel destroys the army of Sennacharib, Illustration from the Dore Bible 1866.
In 1866, the French artist and illustrator Gustave Doré (18321883), published a series of 241 wood engravings for a new deluxe edition of the 1843 French translation of the Vulgate Bible, popularly known as the Bible de Tours.
This new edition was known as La Grande Bible de Tours and its illustrations were immensely successful. In approximately 701 BCE, Sennacherib, king of Assyria, attacked the fortified cities of Judah, laying siege on Jerusalem, but failed to capture it.
Comes matted and in protective cellophane sleeve. Measures 11”x14”.