This is sketch for Sandys illustration 'Jacob hears the Voice of the Lord' published in Dalziels' Bible (1881). The main figure of Jacob is identical in pose to 1906P827 but Sandys has added other elements of the composition, including the clouds emanating strong light, symbolising the voice of God.

  • Purchased and presented by subscribers, 1906.
  • © Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery


Association Artist Organisation
Artist Frederick Sandys -


Catalogue No. Venue Date(s)
Frederick Sandys 1829-1904
285 Brighton Museum and Art Gallery 1974-05-07 - 1974-07-14
285 Mappin Art Gallery, Sheffield 1974 - 1974


Author(s) Date(s) Publisher Pages
City of Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery: Catalogue of the Permanent Collection of Drawings
A E Whitley 1939 Bemrose & Sons Ltd., Derby p.384
Frederick Sandys 1829-1904: A Catalogue Raisonné
Betty Elzea 2001 Antique Collectors' Club in association with Norfolk Museums and Archaeology Service no. 2.B.80, p. 225.


Acquired by Charles Fairfax Murray before June 1895.

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Name Type
Dalziel Brothers Published by

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