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.

Psalm 104 Illustrated