Painting and Design. From the Original Picture Painted by Guido Reni; In the Collection ofhis Grace the Duke of Devonshire at Chiswick.
Frontispiece to Vol: the 1st. Size of Picture 2F.9I by 2F 11I. In Length. Published March 25th 1769 J. Boydell Engraver in Cheapside, London.
A very fine copper engraving 405 x 430mm 17¾ x 17inches.
"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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