Le Docteur Young.
Ex Bibliotca. Regia. [French, c.1790.]
Etching and aquatint, sheet 250 x 175mm. 9½ x 7". Trimmed to plate.
The sitter in this rather sinister image is unidentified; perhaps he is a grave robber, or body snatcher, inspecting the skull from a skeleton he has just dug up from a graveyard. There appears to be the sculpted masonry of a tomb behind him, and the impression is of a moonlit night; in oval frame.
Not in Wellcome; for another print in the same series, see ref. 27263
[Ref: 15297] £140.00