Revealed Religion : Benjamin West. 100 of 100 Bible images
100 The Destruction of the Beast and the False Prophet, 1804. Oil on panel. 39 x 56 1/2 ins (99.06 x 143.51 cms). Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minnesota. West exhibited this picture, also known as The Messiah on a White Horse, at the Royal Academy in 1804, and later claimed that the subject was conceived for the Revealed Religion project, although a larger version never materialized. The principal figure is the heroic rider of the Book of Revelations, often identified as the Messiah.