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 when it appeared in 'Art Pictures from the Old Testament.' This was a new version of the 'Bible Gallery' with an accompanying text and twenty-seven additional illustrations. The design on this woodblock is based on the passage 'Thou shalt not delay to offer the first of thy ripe fruits, and of thy liquors: the firstborn of thy sons shalt thou give unto me' (Exodus 20:29). Solomon later worked up the composition in watercolour and the painting is now known as 'The Bringers of Gifts' (1864, private collection).

  • Acquired through the 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
SS / DalzielSc
Signature Front Engraved - In reverse.
55 / Offering the first fruits of Harvest/ Leviticu[s] / Dalziel
Title reverse Handwritten - Written in the hand of the brothers Dalziel. 'Dalziel' wrritten top to bottom.. Ink.
Manufacturer's name edge Engraved -


Catalogue No. Venue Date(s)
Love Revealed Simeon Solomon and the Pre-Raphaelites
43 Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery 2005-10-01 - 2006-01-15
43 Museum Villa Stuck, Munich 2006-06-18 - 2006-03-09
43 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. 93; repr. p. 93

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