Friday, March 28, 2014

Millerites Await the Second Coming

Millerites Await the Second Coming
Oil on panel, 10x8
Another slice of Missouri's history, this painting depicts the October 22, 1844 event where the followers of William Miller came together on Lover's Leap in Hannibal, Missouri.  I had to do a little research for this painting, as I had never heard of Millerites before.  These people left their fields and crops, donned white robes and climbed to the top of Lover's Leap to look east across the Mississippi for the Second Coming of Christ.  They were disappointed.  It is a curious thing to look back in history and see the events that took place, and link them with specific locations.  It seems to breathe life into the history.  Painting number 452 in as many days.

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