Eneas carrying his Father Anchyses from the Ruins of Troy.From the Original Picture, Painted by Jacopo Robusti commonly called Tintoretto, In the Collection of his Grace the Duke of Devonshire. Size of the Picture, 1' 0" by 1' 4" in height.
John Boydell excudit London 1767
Mezzotint with etching, 330 x 230mm. 13 x 9". Large margins; creasing through centre
Aeneas carrying his father away from Troy before beginning the journey that will lead to the foundation of Rome. Illustration to an episode featuring in Virgil's 'The Aeneid'. From "The Most Capital Paintings in England", a series of engravings in five volumes produced in 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 artists, engravers and patrons, establishing a tradition in Britain for collecting prints.
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