A Lamp Unto My Feet - Original oil painting

A Lamp Unto My Feet - Original oil painting

Original Sold--no longer available

Part of Elspeth Young’s series of Women of the Bible paintings. Depicts Abigail from 1 Samuel 25. Oil on panel. 24 in. x 32 inches. Made in the USA. Categories: A Lamp Unto My Feet, Abigail, Elspeth Young, Figure, Interior, Oil painting, Old Testament & Women of the Bible


A Lamp Unto My Feet - Original oil painting by Elspeth Young

A Lamp Unto My Feet - Original oil painting


by Elspeth Young

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