[Venus and Cupid.]
Publish'd Sepr. 29, 1780 by John Boydell Engraver in Cheapside London.
Stipple engraving, proof before title, 470 x 560mm. 18½ x 22". Light spotting. Very fine.
Venus lying naked on a couch with Cupid to left, sheilding himself with his bow from a shower of coins that fall from above. Adaptation by Josiah Boydell (1752 - 1817) of the famous image by Titian (1489/90 - 1576). Nephew of John, and partner and later sole proprietor of the firm, Josiah is named on several prints as an intermediary draughtsman.
[Ref: 10408] £550.00