Antiochus and Stratonice.From the Original Picture; In the Collection of the Right Honourable Lord Grosvenor. Size of the Picture 3'11" by 5'5" in length.
Published Sept.r 1.st 1772, by John Boydell, Engraver in Cheapside London.
Copper engraving, 440 x 550mm to platemark. 17¼ x 21½".
Representation of of the Greek doctor Eristatatus explaining the mysterious illness affecting Antiochus. Only Eristatus was able to understand that Antiochus was dying of love for his young stepmother Stratonice, whom his father had recently married. From volume two of "The Most Capital Paintings in England", a series of engravings in published in five volumes between the late 1760s and 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 artists, engravers and patrons, establishing a tradition in Britain for collecting prints.
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