Tobias's Nuptial Night.From the Original Picture, Painted by Eustache le Sueur, In the Collection of the Right Honourable the Earl of Besborough; To whom this Plate is most Humbly Dedicated, by his Lordship's most Obliged, and most Obedient Servant, John Boydell.
Published by J. Boydell, Engraver, in Cheapside, London; Jan.y 1.st 1767.
Line engraving, 44 x 54cm. 17¼ x 21¼". Large paper.
Biblical scene, from the painting (now in the Musée Fabre, Montpellier) by Eustache Le Sueur (Paris 1616-55). A pupil of Simone Vouet, Le Sueur followed a clasically-inspired course in his works. He is now remembered chiefly for his St. Bruno series painted for Chartreuse (now in the Louvre). 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: 14569] £250.00