The iron worker and King Solomon



Print showing a blacksmith sitting on a stool next to the throne of Solomon thought to be a usurper the crowd rushes forward to remove him. The man explains to Solomon that the temple could not have been built without tools made by blacksmiths (iron workers) whereupon Solomon grants him a seat of honor. Includes quote from Isaiah 54.16 and explanatory text from a "Jewish legend." Creator: Sartain John 1808-1897. Date: 1864.

Source: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division.

Includes a border on all sides to allow for matting and framing.