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
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