This woodblock was originally engraved for an illustration to be used in the 'Dalziels' Bible Gallery' (pub. 1881). However, it was not included in the original book. It was ultimately published in 1894 in 'Art Pictures from the Old Testament,' a new version of the 'Bible Gallery' with an accompanying text and additional illustrations. The design on this woodblock depicts a scene based on Leviticus IX. In this passage Aaaron is ordered my Moses to make several offerings to God. He can be seen on the left of this woodblock accepting the various animals that are needed for the ceremony, including a bull and a young ram.

  • Acquired through tthe executors of J N Hart, c.1965.
  • © Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery


Association Artist Organisation
After a design by Simeon Solomon -
Engraver - Dalziel Brothers


Type Position(s) Method Date(s) Notes
Signature Front Engraved - In reverse. SS in monogram. Fragments of a printed version or drawing of the image on the reverse. On the bottom edge is a sandalled foot.
52 / First / [Burnt crossed out] offering Aaron/ Chap 1 3
Title reverse Handwritten - In the handwriting of the brothers Dalziel.. Ink.


Catalogue No. Venue Date(s)
Love Revealed: Simeon Solomon and the Pre-Raphaelites
46c Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery 2005-10-01 - 2006-01-15
46c Museum Villa Stuck, Munich 2006-03-09 - 2006-06-18
46c Ben Uri Gallery, The London Jewish Museum of Art 2006-09-11 - 2006-11-26


Author(s) Date(s) Publisher Pages
Love Revealed: Simeon Solomon and the Pre-Raphaelites
Colin Cruise 2005 Merrell, London and New York p. 96; repr. p. 96

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