Images from Barry Moser's Pennyroyal Caxton Bible

From the exhibition:
The Letter, the Word & the Book

New Mexico History Museum

 Pennyroyal Caxton Bible, by Barry Moser, Volume One, 1999.

Photo by Blair Clark, NM/DCA.

Images seen here (from left): Baruch, from the Book of the Prophet Jeremiah; The Man with the Inkhorn, from the Book of the Prophet Ezekiel The Prophet Daniel, from the Book of Daniel

Barry Moser is one of the most highly regarded and prolific book illustrators of this or any generation. He has added his touch to over 300 books in the  form of calligraphy, pencil and ink drawings, watercolors and, as shown here, relief engravings. Not since Gustave Dore’s 1865 edition has a single artist illustrated the Bible on such a large scale. But where others have illustrated the Bible in idealized terms, Moser does so with stark insights.

Note: Representative image at left is often cropped for display purposes. Downloaded high-resolution images are not cropped.