Wedding Feast by William Heath Robinson
Finely detailed colour illustration by William Heath Robinson (1872-1944) showing a wedding feast amid a rural setting. Robinson would follow this image with two more in subsequent years, showing dancing and a toast. Robinson was a regular contributor to the Sketch, the Bystander and other ILN titles during his lifetime. His weekly drawings featuring mind-boggling contraptions and designs were immensely popular. Please note: Credit must appear as Courtesy of the estate of Mrs J.C.Robinson/Pollinger Ltd/ILN/Mary Evan"
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Feast from Book of Esther, 1430 artwork
Feast from Book of Esther. Illuminated manuscript miniature from the 15th-century Alba Bible, depicting the feast given by Queen Vashti and King Ahasuerus of Persia (The Book of Esther). Vashti was banished and a Jewish girl Esther succeeded her as Queen of Persia. The Alba Bible, completed in 1430, is a translation of the Old Testament from Hebrew into Medieval Castilian. It was commissioned in 1422. The 513 pages are illustrated with 334 miniatures, produced by members of the Franciscan Order in Toledo. The original is displayed in Madrid, Spain. 500 facsimile editions were produced in 1992.
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Saint Hyacinth carrying an image of the Virgin
Hyacinth, Silesian saint who escaped from the flames of Kiev during an attack on a monastery by the Tartars because he was carrying an image of the Virgin. His feast day is 17 August.
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