Casgliadau Celf Arlein

Jephthah [Jephthah]

MILLAIS, Sir John Everett (1829 - 1896)

Jephthah

Dyddiad: 1867

Cyfrwng: olew ar gynfas

Maint: 127.0 x 162.7 cm

Derbyniwyd: 1964; Cymynrodd; Isadore Stone

Rhif Derbynoli: NMW A 180

 

Gorfodwyd Jephthah, cadfridog yr Israeliaid, i ladd ei unig ferch ar ôl addo y byddai’n aberthu i Dduw y peth cyntaf a welai ar ôl dod adref pe bai’n ennill ei frwydr.

Yn yr Academi Frenhinol ym 1876, cofodd y llun ei ddangos gyda’r dyfyniad: ‘Ah, fy merch, gan ddarostwng y darostyngaist fi; ti hefyd wyt un o’r rhai sydd yn fy molest: canys myfi a agorais fy ngenau wrth yr Arglwydd, ac ni allaf gilio’. (Barnwyr XI, 35)

 

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Stan Mitchell
5 Mehefin 2016, 11:17
This is an excellent work of art but it should be noted that the scriptures do not actually support this literal interpretation of Jepthah's words. The God of Israel detested human sacrifice and the Bible explains that the daughters of Israel went to commiserate with Jepthah's daughter for four days of every year after the event, weeping with her over her virginity. Clearly her life spent in service at the tabernacle was the symbolic 'burnt sacrifice' that Jepthah promised his God. This should be made clear in the description as Bible scholars may wish to verify this for themselves.
Amanda
30 Gorffennaf 2009, 09:09
This is absolutely my favourite piece in the museum and is a beautiful pre-Raphaelite painting. The emotions are so wonderfully detailed on each characters face. I always start each trip to the museum by re-visiting this painting.
h
11 Mai 2009, 09:16
what a beautiful piece! i felt really touched when i saw it and hope that i\'ll be back in Wales soon to watch it again. a rather perfect structural harmony between characters, colors and ligth. so nice!
saski
7 Ionawr 2009, 10:06
I have actually seen this piece in Cardiff, and it is an amazing example of pre-Raphaelite art which tells a very intricate story with several different moods and classes of people within one painting. I just hope I go back soon enough to see it again, because I think that overall, this is my favourite painting
paul booth
1 Hydref 2008, 10:16
why not?

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