Buys an Historical Picture. St. Anthony Preaching to the Fishes.Zooks! I ne'er understood that fishes could hear,/ But tis painted so lively the fact seems quite clear.
Hand coloured etching and aquatint, 160 x 225mm. 6¼ x 8¾".
A bearded figure dressed as a monk on the sea shore addressing an audience of rather grotesque sea creatures. A satire referencing St Antony of Padua (1195 - 1231), of whom it is said that fish rose out of the water to hear him preach.
[Ref: 11615] £50.00