Departure of Lehi and His Family from Jerusalem

Title

Departure of Lehi and His Family from Jerusalem

Publication Type

Artwork

Year of Publication

1890

Authors

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Bibliographic Citation

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

Abstract

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.
Arabia
Wilderness

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