The Story of Esther


This pair of eighteen-century scenes is painted on copper and depicts key moments in the life of the biblical Queen Esther. The Book of Esther tells the story of the Jewish captivity by the Persian King Xerxes. Through the efforts of Esther and her uncle Mordecai, the Jews evaded genocide — an event now remembered in the religious celebration of Purim.
Framed: 28.5" x 35"

c. 1770

24 x 30 ¾ in