The Paphian Bower.To the Right Honble. John Fleming Baron de Tabley...
London, Republished Feby. 15, 1853, by Thomas Boys, (of the late firm of Moon, Boys & Graves) Printseller to the Royal Family, 467, Oxford Street. Paris, E. Gambart & Co. 15, Rue Charlot,_Depose. Originally Published Decr. 1, 1826.
Impressive mezzotint on india paper, final state from the re-worked plate, 485 x 650mm. 19 x 25½". Some slight age-toning to surface; else a fine impression, with margins. Broken bottom platemark on left.
Scene from classical mythology: a leafy, wooded landscape with lake and a river, three goddesses with flower garlands kneeling and standing by Cupid (right foreground); a Classical temple partly obscured in the distance and a lake and mountains in distance beyond. A reissue of the plate first published in 1826 by F. G. Moon and by Martin. After the oil painting by John Martin (1789 - 1854), exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1823.
See V&A E.531-1966. See Michael J. Campbell, 'John Martin: Visionary Printmaker', cat. 188 (for 1826 publication)
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