''Ahab and Jezebel''
Illustration by Willy Pogány
This wonderful illustration depicts, arguably, one of the most colourful couples in the Bible, Ahab and Jezebel.
Ahab was King of Israel, reigning for twenty-two years during the mid-9th Century BC. His marriage to Jezebel - the
daughter of Ethbaal, King of the Sidonians (Phoenicians) - led to the Phoenician religion dedicated to Baal receiving
royal patronage, in addition to legal changes that gave rise to tensions with landowners. Historically, the political agenda
operating against Ahab and Jezebel has been subsumed by religious factors and Jezebel has been portrayed as an evil
influence in Ahab's rule, a reign that, according to the "Book of Kings", did "more evil in the sight of the Lord than all
who were before him". The prophet Elijah was a significant religious opponent of Ahab and Jezebel during their lives.
Pogány's illustration provides an interpretation of Jezebel's nature that is consistent with the traditional view of her
sway over the throne of Israel.
Single Greeting Card (with matching Envelope)
Detail (for reference)
Reproduction on 12x18" sheet
Reproduction on 18x24" sheet
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 Willy Pogány and this wonderful illustration. We have left the interior
of the cards blank so that you may write your own personal message.
Our large format reproductions
Each of our large format reproductions are prepared with archival quality materials and processes to ensure many
years of enjoyment. In addition, our reproductions are accompanied by explanatory material relating to Willy
Pogány and this wonderful illustration.
How to purchase
To purchase, simply click on the appropriate "Add to Cart" button appearing above and you will be taken through to
our Shopping Cart secured through PayPal. Multiple purchases will be consolidated by that feature and shipping and
handling costs to any destination in the world are accommodated by our flat-rate fee of US$20 for every US$200
worth of purchases.