Peter and John Healing the Sick.From the Original Picture painted by Sebastien Bourdon, In the Collection of his Grace, the Duke of Devonshire; To whom this Plate is Dedicated, by his Grace's most Obliged and most Obedient Servant, John Boydell.
Published by J. Boydell Engraver in Cheapside, March 25.th 1768.
Copper engraving, 345 x 380mm. 13˝ x 15". Large paper.
Engraving after Sébastien Bourdon (Montpellier 1616- Paris 1671). After a period in Rome, Bourdon became court painter to Queen Christina in Sweden. Medical interest. Numbered 'No. 45', from "The Most Capital Paintings in England", a series of engravings in five volumes, late 1760s-1786, the first three of which (1769 to 1773) were 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.
Christopher Wright, 'The World's Master Paintings from the Early Renaissance to the Present Day'.
[Ref: 14559] £280.00