burden loosed by Calgacus

pen on paper

from the Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan.

“I saw in my dream, that just as Christian came up with the cross, his burden loosed from off his shoulders, and fell from off his back, and began to tumble, and so continued to do till it came to the mouth of the sepulchre, where it fell in, and I saw it no more.”

blake’s version


    BLYTHARTabout 5 years ago

    Great illustration. Have you actually read Pilgrim’s Progress? I have had a copy for ages but still haven’t got round to reading it.

  • cheers Dave, not for a while, but many times yes, it reads like a childrens story but is miles deep in meaning and imagery – it amazes me how with all this knowledge at our fingertips we cant reach the depths of a book written by a man in prison 350 years ago

    – Calgacus

  • TheWanderingBoo
    TheWanderingBooabout 5 years ago


  • thankyou TWB, cool name

    – Calgacus

  • Jeff Schauss
    Jeff Schaussabout 5 years ago

    Both of these are so interesting Compare Blake’s pictures to your work It looks like you are Blake reincarnated Come back to revisit your earlier works and pick up where you left off Jeff

  • thanks Jeff, there’s a thought, verily i do feel more attached to an earlier time, i hadnt even heard of blake at this point, but john bunyan knew us both

    – Calgacus

  • trisha22
    trisha22about 5 years ago

    Very nice work. It goes so well with the writing. I know that is not an easy thing. But you did it nicely.

  • thankyou trisha, it is a delight to get the picture right

    – Calgacus

  • EllEssDee
    EllEssDeeabout 5 years ago

    Powerful image and powerful words.The postion shows so much of an attitude of submission with the hands held out to God,being at that place that says “I can’t but we can”.No where better to be than fully open to God.Love it love it love it.Lee.

  • beautifully observed lee, “I can’t but we can”, thats wonderful, thanks

    – Calgacus

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimageabout 5 years ago

  • Marie Sharp
    Marie Sharpabout 3 years ago

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