Psalm 104 Illustrated
The 104th Psalm. Illustrated by Susan Maria Ffarington.
London: Lithographed by Vincent Brooks Day & Son, [c. 1870].
Measuring twelve feet in length, this remarkable continuous panorama illustrates each of the thirty-five verses of Psalm 104. The work begins with an image of the psalmist, King David, covering his head in reverence to the Lord; at the end, he appears again, wearing a crown and playing his harp within his palace in Jerusalem. The remainder of the panorama consists of verdant landscapes teeming with life, as described in the psalm. The hand-colored lithographs were designed by Susan Maria Ffarington (1809–1894), who illustrated several devotional books for children and designed windows for parish churches near her estate at Worden Hall, Lancashire.