Title: Sabbath Eve

Creator: Lightfoot, Peter, 1805-1885

Notes: Artist Alexander Johnston was known for his austere yet morally uplifting choices of subjects, which often included themes of interacting with religious print. In this scene, a devout working class family gathers to listen to a reading from the Bible. The scene demonstrates the idealized notion of print’s ability to transform the moral fortitude of working class families.

Physical Description: image.print.black and white 25 x 34 cm

Language: English

Description: Steel engraving by Peter Lightfoot, after Alexander Johnston.

Publisher: Rare Books and Special Collections, McGill University

is Part Of: Print Collection

is Part Of Exhibition: People in the World of Print

Exhibition Theme: Working Class Reading

Image Identifier: sabbath_eve_after_johnston_19th_c-print