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The Prophet Elijah Casting his Mantle over Elisha as He Plows His Field
  • Johann Friedrich Overbeck
    1789–1869
    born: Lubeck, Germany ; died: Rome, Italy
  • The Prophet Elijah Casting his Mantle over Elisha as He Plows His Field, 1835
  • Where object was made: Germany
  • pencil on onion skin paper
  • Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 24.4 x 29.4 cm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 9 5/8 x 11 9/16 in
    Mat Dimensions: 25 x 20 in
  • Museum purchase
  • Not on display
  • 1974.0042
Description
Literature

Man on right (identified as Elijah), with halo around his head, is moving towards the man who has his left foot on a plow (identified as Elisha). There is a man in the left middle ground who is holding onto the horn of an ox(?) There is a city in the right background and trees in the left background.