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Mount Zion from the Hill of Evil Counsel

William Henry Bartlett (1809-1854)



10 x 14 ¼ inches

The Estate Sale of Bartlett's Watercolour Drawings,
Southgate and Barrett, 22 Fleet Street, London,
29 January 1855, Lot 117, as 'Mount Zion'

Henry Stebbing, The Christian in Palestine, or Scenes Of Sacred History, Historical and Descriptive, London: George Virtue, 1840, Page 151 (Engraved by Edward Brandard);
Scripture Sites and Scenes, From Actual Survey, in Egypt, Arabia, and Palestine. Chiefly For the Use Of Sunday Schools, London: Arthur Hall and Co, 1849, Facing Page 142

'Chris Beetles Summer Show 2016', No 17

On the mention of Mount Zion, the image of Old Jerusalem rises to view, with all the circumstances of its ancient pomp and glory …

Mount Zion, if correctly traced, is partly within and partly without, the walls of the modern city. The foundations of the palace of David may still, it is supposed, be viewed on its rocky brow. Here too was the house of Caiaphas, the high-priest; and here is pointed out the spot on which the house stood in which our Lord celebrated his last Passover; while close at hand are the supposed sepulchres of David and Solomon.
(Henry Stebbing, The Christian in Palestine, London: George Vertue, 1840, page 151)

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