The Continence of Scipio.From the Original Picture painted by Sr. Ant van Dyck, in the Collection of his Grace the Duke of Argyle; To Whom this Plate is, with the greatest Respect most humbly Dedicated By His Grace's most Obliged and most Obedient humble Servant, J.Boydell. No.28. Size of the Picture FI 6.6¾. by FI 8.5½ in Length.
Published according to Act of Parliament, Feb: 1.st 1766: By J. Boydell Engraver, in Cheapside London.
Engraving with very large margins. Plate 478 x 604mm (18¾ x 23¾"). Mint. Uncut sheet.
The continence of Scipio; Scipio after his victory at Carthage, enthroned on the left, crowned with laurel, gesturing outwards with his right hand as he returns a young Carthaginian woman to her betrothed, the woman standing before him, looking down, the man on the left, taking her hand and pressing the other to his breast as he looks up with gratitude at the general, with soldiers and others bringing prizes of war behind the pair to right. From 'Most Capital Paintings'. After the painting by Anthony van Dyck in Christ Church Picture Gallery, Oxford.
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