Painters Paintings Henry Alexander Bowler (1824–1903): The Doubt: ‘Can these Dry Bones Live?’, 1855…
Painters Work Henry Alexander Bowler (1824–1903): The Doubt: ‘Can these Dry Bones Reside?’, 1855, Tate Britain, London . .
Henry Alexander Bowler was born in London and studied at Leigh’s Faculty and the Authorities Faculty of Design. He started educating on the Royal Academy in 1861.
That is the one substantial work Bowler painted within the Pre-Raphaelite fashion. The title is a citation fromEzekiel which describes God displaying Ezekiel the valley of dry bones. A butterfly rests on the cranium of John Devoted, a standard image of the Resurrection. The phrase, ‘Resurgam’, inscribed on the gravestone, interprets as ‘I shall rise once more’. (Tate)