19 Works, September 19th. is William Dyce”s day, his story, illustrated with footnotes #206

William Dyce, 1806-1864
King Joash Shooting “the Arrow of Deliverance”

Oil on canvas
76.3 x 109.5 cms | 30 x 43 ins
Kunsthalle, Hamburg

Elisha’s Final Prophecy: …16Then Elisha said to the king of Israel, “Put your hand on the bow.” So the king put his hand on the bow, and Elisha put his hands on the king’s hands. 17“Open the east window,” said Elisha. So he opened it and Elisha said, “Shoot!” So he shot. And Elisha declared: “This is the LORD’s arrow of victory, the arrow of victory over Aram, for you shall strike the Arameans in Aphek until you have put an end to them.” 18Then Elisha said, “Take the arrows!” So he took them, and Elisha said to the king of Israel, “Strike the ground!” So he struck the ground three times and stopped.… More on the Arrow of Deliverance

William Dyce FRSE RSA RA (19 September 1806 in Aberdeen — 14 February 1864) was a Scottish painter, who played a part in the formation of public art education in the United Kingdom, and the South Kensington Schools system. Dyce was associated with the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood and played a part in their early popularity

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