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 additional illustrations. The design is based on Psalm 85, verse 10: 'Mercy and truth are met together; rightousness and peace have kissed each other.' The two women depicted personify Rightousness and Peace.

  • 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
Signature bottom left Engraved - SS in mongram. Inscription in reverse.
Mercy & Truth/ Psalm 85 v 10/ Dalziel
Title reverse Handwritten - Dalziel written top to bottom.. Ink.
Manufacturer's name edge Engraved -


Catalogue No. Venue Date(s)
Love Revealed Simeon Solomon and the Pre Raphaelites
46a Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery 2005-10-01 - 2006-01-15
46a Museum Villa Stuck, Munich 2006-03-09 - 2006-06-18
46a 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 pp. 93, 96, 113; repr. p. 96

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