Jonah Preaches to Ninevites

Gustave Doré, Jonah Preaches to Ninevites, 1866. From Doré’s English Bible.

Gustave Doré was a French illustrator and engraver. In 1866 he published a series of 241 wood engravings for a deluxe edition of the 1843 French translation of the Vulgate Bible popularly known as the Bible de Tours that was published simultaneously in France and England. The Bible was a large and expensive folio so the illustrations were also sold separately. They have been reproduced regularly since then, influencing the visual arts, popular culture, and film making. This engraving is from the end of the book of Jonah and shows the reluctant prophet, back against the wall, delivering his halfhearted message and the overwhelming response from the people of Nineveh.  
Jonah Preaches to Ninevites

The Latin-language translation of the Christian Bible (mostly from Hebrew and Greek) created primarily by Jerome.

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