Banditti going out. From an Original Drawing of J. Mortimer, in the Collection of Richard Payne Knight Esq.r [&] Banditti returning. From an Original Drawing of J. Mortimer, in the Collection of Richard Payne Knight Esq.r
London, Publish'd as the Act directs, Nov.r 9.th 1780, by R. Blyth No.27, Great Castle Street, Cavendish Square.
Pair of etchings. Plate 394 x 451mm. 15½ x 17¾".
Two bandits wearing helmets and carrying spears, either side of a man wearing a turban who carries a cross-bow, one directing him, pointing to the left towards a caravan ascending a mountain path in the distance, while a fourth man ties his sandal behind them and other men, including one wearing a turban who looks back over his shoulder, start down the path from the cave. [&] A bandit wearing armour and a helmet, holding a female captive, who looks down to left, her clothes in disarray, another bandit to right, one hand on his hip, holding a spear in the other, beside a man wearing a plumed helmet who gazes questioningly at the woman, while other bandits approach the cave from the left, bringing captives in oriental dress.
Sunderland: 102a [&] 103a.
[Ref: 21708] £260.00