Sunday, October 7, 2018

Isaac Going Forth to Meditate

Isaac Going Forth to Meditate at Eventide

George Richmond, RA 1809-1896


Oil and tempera on panel

9 1/2 x 5 1/8 inches (24 x 13.5 cm)

Larger version
With a paper label, verso, with the inscriptions 'Isaac going out to meditate at Eventide Geo Richmond R TR 10 1908'

The paintings Richmond made in the late 1820s reflect the influence of Blake and the inspiration of literature. The title is from the book of Genesis, chapter XXIV verse 43 And Isaac went out to meditate in thefield at the eventide.' Like The Fatal Bellman, the composition is dominated by a powerful figure, in this case, walking away towards the sunset.

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Friday, September 21, 2018

I haven't given up on this blog ... just got locked out for a while!

Technology can be wonderful and it can be SO unforgivable and frustrating. It's a long story, but I haven't been able to access this blog for almost a year. I finally had to go through two old email accounts I never use, remembering ancient passwords, to locate verification codes and open the door again.

So here I am. Hope to post again more often.