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The Raising of Jairus' Daughter

Photo credit: Victoria Art Gallery

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Edwin Long was born at Kelston, near Bath and moved to London in the 1850s. He became a very successful artist, painting Middle Eastern scenes populated with beautiful young women. Although he only painted a few Biblical pictures, religion was very important to Long. His parents had given him a religious upbringing; they were Congregationalist Dissenters and attended chapel regularly. This painting illustrates a miracle performed by Jesus: 'And he took the damsel by the hand and said….

Victoria Art Gallery





oil on canvas


H 135 x W 184 cm

Accession number

BATVG : P : 1900.6

Acquisition method

gift from Mrs Edwin Long, 1900

Work type



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