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The Mission of the Apostles, from "Illustrated London News"

The leading British wood-engraver William Luson Thomas made this print to accompany an article in the "Illustrated London News." As the world's first weekly news magazine, founded in London in 1842, the publication regularly reported on art exhibitions, here singling out Charles Gleyre's "La separation des Apôtres" (Mission of the Apostles), at the Paris Salon of 1845 (no. 729), now in the Musée Girodet, Montargis.

Credit: Gift of Donato Esposito, 2016...

October 30, 1865
Wood engraving
18.5 x 24.2cm
Image and text © Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2019

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