Title: (?) Plates from Julius Schnorr
von Carolsfeld with explanatory captions by JCH Muré
Author / translator: Joannes Christianus
Hubertus Muré 1828-1891
Illustrator: Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld
Date and language: 1875 Dutch
Translation: The priest Mure is particularly
known for his book "Biblical History of the Old and New
Testament", published in 1863-1866. In this item however,
we are dealing with another impressive book. This large book
uses the famous images of the German painter and engraver,
Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld. Mure has added text to clarify
the more than 200 biblical illustrations, to help the reader
to fully understand the illustrated history of the Bible.
Author Biography: JCH Muré was
born on January 11, 1828 in Maastricht. In 1853 he was ordained
as a priest. As a teacher at the seminary he gave lessons
in religion and philosophy. In 1867 Muré received the
appointment to be the pastor in Berken. Eight years later
he was transferred to Leiden. He was an excellent orator from
the pulpit, but he also showed himself to be a master of language
as a writer. He published a number of religious books for
both adults and children. Muré died on May 30, 1891
Biography Illustrator: Julius Schnorr
von Carolsfeld was born on March 26, 1794 in Leipzig (Germany).
He came from a famous family of artists, his father and two
brothers were also painters. In 1811, he began his studies
at the Vienna Academy. Soon he acquired fame as "Künstler
der Deutschen Romantik" (“Artist of the German
Romance”). Through his association with other artists
he joined the "Art Association of the Nazarene",
the aim of which was to renew religious art. His main work
was 240 woodcuts, which he produced between 1852 and 1860.
They give a detailed and complete picture of events from both
the Old and New Testaments. The illustrations were included
in Martin Luther's Bible by 1860 . Because of their beauty
and historical value, the engravings by Julius Schnorr von
Carolsfeld are now even appearing in modern Bibles. Julius
died on May 24, 1872 in Dresden.
God’s name: Muré used the
divine name Jehovah in an illustration and in some explanatory
With the picture "The commander of Jehovah's army"
- see Joshua 5:13-15
With the text "Victory of Medianites" - see Judges
With the text "End of Abimelech" - see Judges 9:50-54.