Departure of Lehi and His Family from Jerusalem


Departure of Lehi and His Family from Jerusalem

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Christensen, C.C.A. "Departure of Lehi and His Family from Jerusalem", 1890.


Lehi was warned in a dream that he should flee Jerusalem with his family to escape a plot to murder him. They left with only what was essential for extended travel in the wilderness. Christensen's art is a constant mix of naivete and sophistication. This is seen here in the clumsy but charming foreshortening of the camel and the carefully planted, hazy atmospheric perspective of the background.

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