The Judgement of Midas.
Publish'd according to Act of Parliament, Dec.r 5th, 1767, by Ryland, Bryer & Co. at the King's Arms, in Cornhill, London.
Engraving. 330 x 434mm. 13 x 17". Cut.
Classical landscape with figure group in the foreground, the king seated at left watching Pan playing pipes, Apollo with lyre sitting beside, shepherds watching over their flock on rocks beside lake behind. From Classical Mythology; the Greek God Pan challenges Apollo, claiming that he is a better musician. Apollo consents and they choose the mountain Tmolus for the judgement to play to their followers, and one of those who came with Pan was a mortal named Midas. After both had played, and the charm placed on the followers by Apollo had been broken, the hearers fell at Apollo's feet, all but Midas.
[Ref: 20198] £170.00