''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.



Complete image

Single Greeting Card (with matching Envelope)

Price: US$5.00

Detail (for reference)

Reproduction on 12x18" sheet

Code: WP AJ 12x18
Price: US$60.00

Reproduction on 18x24" sheet

Code: WP AJ 18x24
Price: US$150.00


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.


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