Box 33

Pen and ink

No known illustrator(s) [however an illegible signature is on drawings]

Known books with call numbers and possible books:
The gospel story: in easy words for children [Not at AAS]

Known nursery rhymes, fairy tales and stories:
[Illustrations for New Testament]

Genre/subject of illustrations:

Note on file: “Folders 1-17 are not in AAS collection but several are similar to Boxed Art Gospel Story; may be in Pierson 1892 McLoughlin book which is at the Library of Congress. The Helen Pierson Book is a very likely key to identify.”


Selected Illustrations
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Folder 7


Folder 13

Folder 1 Cover folder labeled “Gospel Story Shelf. No. 8”, 30 x 40 cm

Folder 2 “Jesus Raises the Ruler’s Daughter from Death. – Page 59” Christ with a halo in an interior with his arm raised and holding the hand of a young girl in a bed; there is a couple praying at the bedside and a woman in the doorway, 37 x 26.5 cm

Folder 3 Christ sitting on a bench labeled “In one syllable words” in a field; he is facing right with his arm raised; in the distance are buildings and a path, 3 x 25.5 cm

Folder 4 “Behold, I Stand at the Door and Knock – Rev. 3:20” Christ standing on a doorstop facing the viewer, his hand is knocking on the wooden door which is covered in ivy [note: image is similar to Box 8 Folder 17], 37 x 29.5 cm

Folder 5 “‘I am the True Vine, and my Father is the Husbandman.’ – John XV.I.” Christ with his arm raised picking grapes from a tree; behind him is a woman and a woman and a child descending stairs; in front of him is a man putting grapes into a basket, 37 x 29 cm

Folder 6 “‘Where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.’ – Matt. XVII.20.” Christ floating above a table in white robes with a halo; on the wall is a crucifix; in front of him is a table with a bearded man reading to a boy and several woman; one is holding a baby, 37 x 28 cm

Folder 7 Mary holding baby Jesus riding atop a donkey; to the right is Joseph leading the donkey and carrying an axe; above them is an angel, a snake is to the lower left [note: is similar to Box 8 Folder 15], 37 x 27.5 cm

Folder 8 “The Childhood of Jesus” A boy Jesus walking towards Joseph carrying a ruler and planks of wood in the shape of a cross; Joseph has an ax and has his arm out to Jesus; Mary is on the stairs above spinning, 37 x 29.5 cm

Folder 9 “The Angel Gabriel Appears to Mary – Page 9” Mary standing before a book with hands enclosed around her chest; Gabriel comes in to the left with his arm extended [note: image is similar to Box 8 Folder 12], 37 x 29 cm

Folder 10 “The Wise Men Worshipping the Infant Savior. – Page 15” Mary holding the Christ Child; before her are the three wise men bearing a gifts; they are entering through a foyer up in the sky is a star shining down on the scene, 37 x 26 cm

Folder 11 “Jesus Amongst the Wise Men in the Temple – Page 17” A young Jesus central in the scene with a halo surrounded by a crowd of men some standing and some sitting; one is holding an open book, 37 x 29 cm

Folder 12 “Jesus is Tempted by Satan – p 22” Jesus to the right with his hand raised; Satan with wings to the right standing on a snake to the left; in the distance is a city; in the sky is an angel clutching her chest [note: image is similar to Box 8 Folder 1], 37 x 29 cm

Folder 13 “Jesus Drives the Money Changers Out of the Temple – p 24” Jesus with a rope in his hands pointing left; before him are men with bags of money, one bends over and picks up a spilled trunk [note: image is similar to Box 8 Folder 11], 37 x 26.5 cm

Folder 14 “Jesus and the Woman at the Well – page 28” Jesus to the left holding a staff with his arm extended; to the right is a woman holding a pitcher; in the distance is a village and rolling hills, 37 x 26.5 cm

Folder 15 “Jesus Preaching to the People on the Mountain – Page 41” The backside of Christ facing a crowd of people; his arms are raised, 37 x 26.5 cm

Folder 16 “Jesus Brings to Life the Son of the Widow of Nain. – Page 47” Image of Jesus in an open area; there is a crowd around him; he touches one woman on the back and has his arm out to a man on a bed, 37 x 26.5 cm

Folder 17 “A Sinful Woman anoints the feet of Jesus – Page 48” Jesus seated at a table; to the right are three men seated looking at the scene in disgust and surprise; below Christ is a woman washing Christ’s feet with her hair [note: image is similar to Box 8 Folder 3], 37 x 26.5 cm

Folder 18 “Sowing the Good Seed. – Page 53” Christ in an open bare field; he is gathering his robe in his hand and scattering seeds in front of him; in the distance is a tomb, 37 x 29 cm


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