Christian on his way to Legality's house


Illustrated by Frank C Papé




This extraordinarily powerful illustration from Frank C Papé was the basis of one of the colour plates appearing

in the 1910 Edition of Paul Bunyan's classic, The Pilgrim's Progress.


The Pilgrim's Progress is a Christian allegory written by John Bunyan (it was first published in 1678). The tale's

central protagonist is, fittingly, named Christian, and Bunyan takes the read on Christian journey from his home,

styled the "City of Destruction" (representing earthly existence) to the "Celestial City" (representing Heaven) atop

Mt Zion.


This illustration is associated with the following text from The Pilgrim's Progress:

So Christian turned out of his way to go to Mr Legality's house for hlep; but behold, when

he was got now hard-by the hill, it seemed so high, and also that side of it that was next the

way-side did hang so much over, that Christian was afraid to venture farther, lest the hill

should fall on his head; wherefore there he stood still, and wotted not what to do. Also his

burden now seemed heavier to him than while he was in his way. There came also flashes

of fire out of the hill, that made Christian afraid that he should be burnt: here, therefore,

he did sweat and quake for fear.

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The illustration


Frank C Pape - 'Christian on his way to Legality's house

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Frank C Pape - Detail from 'Christian on his way to Legality's house

Detail (for reference)

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Our Greeting Cards


When presented on Greeting Cards, this image is prepared as a tipped-on plate - in hommage to the hand-crafted

approach typical of prestige illustrated publications produced in the early decades of the 20th Century. Each card is

hand-finished, with the image presented on Ivory card stock with an accompanying envelope. On the rear of each

card we also present some information about Frank C Papé and this wonderful illustration. We have left the interior

of the cards blank so that you may write your own personal message.


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Each of our Fine Art Posters is prepared with archival quality materials and processes to ensure many years of

enjoyment. In addition, our reproductions are accompanied by explanatory material relating to Frank C Papé and

this wonderful illustration.


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