Hannibal [in image].Done from the Original Picture in the Possession of his Majesty.
Published Novr. 1st 1773 by Boydell Cheapside. J Boydell excudit. [All inscriptions to foreground steps.]
Mezzotint with hand colouring, sheet 625 x 870mm. 24½ x 34¼". Trimmed to image and laid to card. Surface scuffs and scratches.
The boy Hannibal (248 – 183 or 182 BC), Carthaginian military commander, lays his hands on a horse prepared for sacrifice, encouraged by his father who stands behind him pointing up at a statue of a god behind the altar. A Roman standard is trodden under the boy's feet; in a palace surrounded by soldiers, women and children. After Benjamin West (1738 - 1820).
Whitman: 176, II of II. Chaloner Smith: undescribed. Ex: Collection of The Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 14831] £480.00