The Birth of Adonis.Vide Ovid's Metamorphoses Book X.
Published July 1st 1797, by Valentine and Rupert Green No. 14 Percy Street, Bedford Square, London.
Very fine mezzotint, extremely rare, 640 x 460mm. 25¼ x 18".
Decorative scene from Ovid, engraved by Valentine Green (1739-1813). Green was mezzotinto engraver to George III from 1773 and appointed to the same position for Charles Theodore, the Elector Palatine, in 1778. By the time of this engraving, however, he was in financial difficulties, having invested a large sum of money in a scheme to engrave and publish the paintings in the Elector Palatine's Dusseldorf gallery.
Not recorded in Whitman.
[Ref: 17387] £490.00