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    Sale 5311

    Old Master & British Pictures & Old Master Drawings

    5 December 2007, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 353

    Johann Melchior Füssli (Zurich 1677-1736) and Johann Daniel Preisler (Nuremberg 1666-1737)

    Joshua and the Israelites crossing the Jordan (Joshua III:4-14); and God hurls hailstones at the Philistines (Joshua X:11)

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    Johann Melchior Füssli (Zurich 1677-1736) and Johann Daniel Preisler (Nuremberg 1666-1737)
    Joshua and the Israelites crossing the Jordan (Joshua III:4-14); and God hurls hailstones at the Philistines (Joshua X:11)
    black and red (1) chalk, pen and brown and grey ink, brown, grey and pink (2) wash, watermarks Pro Patria (1) and P (2)
    11½ x 8 in. (293 x 203 mm.) each (2)


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    Part of a series depicting verses from the Old Testament. The central scenes are by Füssli while the architectural borders are by Priessler. Other drawings from this series were sold Christie's, King Street, 3 July 1990, lots 151-153 and 7 December 1993, lots 132-3.

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