Thomas Matthews Rooke   -  
The Story of Ruth

Three scenes from the story of Ruth: In the panel on the right, Ruth holds Naomi’s arm and pledges her undying loyalty. In the center panel, Ruth kneels at Boaz`s feet in thanks for his kindness to her. She clutches reaped grain in her hands as they both stand in Boaz`s field amid other reapers. In the panel on the left, Naomi cradles Ruth’s newborn son Obed and promises to be his caretaker as Ruth looks on.


Source: Ruth 1; 2; 4
Oil on canvas   |  66 x 39
Tate Gallery, London
Date : 1876 - 1877
Creation
Garden of Eden
Cain and Abel
The Flood
The Tower of Babel
Abraham`s trials
The Patriarchal Family
The Sacrifice of Isaac
Birthright and Blessing
Jacob`s dream
Jacob`s struggles
Judah and Tamar
Joseph
The Life of Moses
The Life of Miriam
The Burning Bush
Parting of the Red Sea
Matan Torah
The Golden Calf
The Desert Wanderings
Women in the Book of Judges I
Women in the Book of Judges II
David
Elijah
Ezekiel
Jonah
The Story of Job
Song of Songs
Ruth
Esther
Alphabet
Cherubim
The Temple and the Ark