Charity. From the Original Picture of the same size, painted by Carlo Cignani in the Collection of his Grace the Duke of Devonshire:to Whom this Plate is most humnbly inscribed, By His Graces much Obliged and most devoted Servant. J.Boydell.
No. 2 under. Published according to Act of Parliament, 1st. March, by John Boydell, Engraver in Cheapside London
A very fine copper enngraving 520 x 405mm 20½ x 16inches.
John Hamilton Mortimer is the intermediary in this instance taking a drawing from the painting by Cignani. "The Most Capital Paintings in England" series of engravings in five volumes, late 1760s-1786, the first three (1769 to 1773) originally published under the title Sculptura Britannica. These were a critical and financial success for the publisher John Boydell who promoted the interests of both artists, engravers and Patrons establishing a tradition in Britain for collecting prints.
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