The Gift and Power of God


This painting attempts to provide a faithful image more consistent with historical accounts of the Book of Mormon Translation, perhaps the first such depiction by an LDS artist.  It shows Joseph Smith with his white hat, the Urim and Thummim placed inside, with the plates wrapped on a cloth on the table as Oliver Cowdery prepares to scribe.  Light pours in through the window to symbolize the heavenly flood of inspiration in this miraculous text.

 “Now the way he translated was he put the urim and thummim into his hat and Darkned his Eyes than he would take a sentance and it would apper in Brite Roman Letters. Then he would tell the writer and he would write it. Then that would go away the next sentance would Come and so on. . . . so we see it was marvelous. Thus was the hol [whole] translated.”Joseph Knight Sr

Click on one of the options below to order your own print of this pioneering image of the Book of Mormon translation.


SizeDescriptionPricePurchase
8x10Matte Paper Print $40ADD TO CART
12x18Matte Paper Print $55ADD TO CART
25.5x34Matte Paper Print$80ADD TO CART
8x10Mounted Canvas Print$55ADD TO CART
12x16Mounted Canvas Print$80ADD TO CART
25.5x34Mounted Canvas Print$155ADD TO CART
12x16Wrapped Canvas Print $125ADD TO CART
25.5x34Wrapped Canvas Print$240ADD TO CART

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Each print is a gallery quality, giclée fine art print reproduction, printed on professional printers using archival art paper/canvas and ink.  Giclée prints allow artists to have their paintings reproduced in accurate, rich colors that will not fade or yellow for up to 150 years.

*A “MATTE PAPER” print is a non-glossy, thick paper that holds rich color and contrasts. These prints are ideal for framing behind glass.

*A “MOUNTED CANVAS” print is an acid-free, heavyweight cotton canvas with a semi-gloss finish.  It is mounted on a ¼” board to allow it to be framed without glass.

*A “WRAPPED CANVAS” print is an acid-free, heavyweight cotton canvas with a semi-gloss finish.  It is wrapped around a 2” frame, and comes ready to be hung on a wall without the need for framing.