Sacred and Legendary Art

Item Type: JAS Known Contents
Creator: Anna Brownell Jameson
Publisher: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans
Issued: 1850
Edition: 2nd edition (both volumes from the earlier 1848 edition in a single volume)
Language: English
Author of this Entry: Kathryn H. Stutz
Evidence Type: Letter
Volume: Page (Letter): 1:92 (30)
Date: February 15, 1857
Addressed To?: Charlotte Symonds
Importance?: Used to identify the artist who created the picture "Angels Bear St. Catherine to Mt. Sinai" as Heinrich Mücke rather than Ary Shaffer
Owned?: Unsure, but certainly read
Evidence: "By the way I gave St Catherine's burial to Mr S[mith]. He admired it so much. I find from Mrs Jameson's legends of the Apostles & Saints that the picture is by Mücke. I thought that it had been by Shaffer. She is said to have been carried by angels to Mount Sinai & there deposited in a stone sarcophagus over which a chapel has been erected by the monks of the wilderness. I do not think that Papa has this part of Mrs Jameson's Legendary Series (I do not remember what the name of the book is). It is however very interesting both as regards the life of the Saints & the pictorial treatment of the principal events in their lives."
Frequency Mentioned: Twice; 1:94 (31) "I have employed myself today with Mrs Jameson's Legends of the Angels Apostles & Saints. They are so interesting & contain such nice little criticisms & remarks on all the well remembered pictures of the old Masters."
Source Contributor: Kathryn H. Stutz