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Artist or CreatorDavid Low (1891-1963)
Title or CaptionThe feast of the mine-owning Belshazzars.
Extent1 item
Published byEvening Standard
Date11 Nov 1929
FormatArtwork
Size33 x 49.4cm
Techniqueblack ink/blue crayon
Embedded text or transcriptE. Williams
Obstina
Dead Sea Fruit
Dook o'morning post
Obstinacy
"The government regret that the owners refusal to take part in a round-table coal conference leaves no alternative but to arrive at decisions without them."
Person DepictedWilliams; Evan; Sir
Gwynne; Howell Arthur (1865-1950)
Implied textSayings: The writing on the wall is an expression that suggests a portent of doom or misfortune. It originates in the Biblical book of Daniel - where supernatural writing fortells the demise of the Babylonian Empire, but it has come to have a wide usage in language and literature.
Bible stories: It is stated in Daniel V that Belshazzar gave a banquet to the lords and ladies of his court, at which the sacred vessels of the Jerusalem Temple, which had been brought to Babylon by Nebuchadnezzar at the time of the Judean captivity in 586 B.C., were profaned by the ribald company. In consequence of this, during the turmoil of the festivities, a hand was seen writing on the wall of the chamber a mysterious sentence which defied all attempts at interpretation until the Hebrew sage Daniel was called in. He read and translated the unknown words, which proved to be a divine menace against the dissolute Belshazzar, whose kingdom was to be divided between the Medes and Persians. In the last verse we are told that Belshazzar was slain in that same night, and that his power passed to Darius the Mede
SubjectsBible
Christianity
Industries
Morning Post
Ownership
Proverbs and sayings
Religions and cults
Social events
banqueting halls
banquets
coal
coalmines
elephants
feasts
fruits
industrial production
inscriptions
newspapers
obstinacy
press
stories
Copyright contact detailsNorthcliffe House, 2 Derry Street, London W8 5TT solo@solosyndication.com
Location of artworkReturned to Beaverbrook Foundation, 1998
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GB/BCA/1539Williams; Evan; Sir   
GB/BCA/1541Gwynne; Howell Arthur (1865-1950)1865-1950   
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