About the creation

The Sacrifice of Jephthah’s Daughter

Artist name: Blake William

Jephthah kneels in front of an altar with arms outstretched. His naked daughter kneels above on the altar between a tambourine and a harp. She clasps her hands together in prayer, surrounded with light. Women lament on both sides of the altar. Dark clouds hover above.

Source: Judges 11

Technique: Pen and wash

Location: British Museum, London

Date: 1803

Dimensions: 36 x 33