[The Finding of Moses.]
London, April 17th, 1888. Published by Fairless & Beeforth, 126 New Bond Street W. Copyright Registered.
Mezzotint on Indian laid paper, proof before title and artists names, signed by the artist & engraver. 450 x 605mm Uncut. Mint.
Engraving after the painting by Frederick Goodall, now in the Auckland Art Gallery in New Zealand. Goodall (1822-1904) was taught by his artist father, Edward, and first exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1838. After painting landscapes and rural scenes early in his career, a trip to Egypt in 1858-9 led to a change in direction. Thereafter Goodall painted mainly scenes from Egyptian life with Biblical associations. Goodall was elected RA in 1864 and enjoyed great popularity during this time, but his fortunes later declined greatly and in 1902 he was declared bankrupt.
Briony Llewellyn, 'Edward Goodall', in the Grove Dictionary of Art
[Ref: 29423] £450.00