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    Sale 5929

    The Sunday Sale - Property of the Late Monty Lewis, removed from Hyver Manor & Property of the Late Dr. William Lindsaygordon

    29 March 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 101

    JONAH, AN UNUSUAL SILKWORK PICTURE

    CONTINENTAL, LATE 17TH CENTURY

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    JONAH, AN UNUSUAL SILKWORK PICTURE
    CONTINENTAL, LATE 17TH CENTURY
    Finely worked petit-point depicting scenes from the biblical tale of Jonah, framed and glazed
    15.5 x 10in. (39.3 x 25.4cm.)


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    The Old Testament story of Jonah (the Arabic Yunus) has god sending Jonah to preach to the city of Ninevah. When Jonah declined and fled by sea, a great storm came up and Jonah was put off the ship in fear, only to be swallowed by a whale. After three days, the whale spat him up, and he acceded and preached to the Ninevans. Although they repented, Jonah left the city for the shelter of a gourd tree in the desert, to wait for god to wreak vengeance on the city.

    This little embroidered panel contains, from left, the stormy sea and the whale spitting Jonah onto the shore; Jonah sheltering under the gourd tree; and Jonah preaching to the king (in gilt) and people of Ninevah.

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    This lot will be removed to an off-site warehouse at the close of business on the day of sale - 2 weeks free storage


    Provenance

    with Delomosne.