A Flower painted by Varelst.From Prior. [...] From the Original Picture, in the possession of Geo.e Bowles, Esq.r.
Publish'd Jan.y 1st 1784 by Tho.s Burke, Kemp's Row Chelsea.
Stipple and etching with large margins. 410 x 310mm (16 x 12¼").
A tribute to the still-life painter Simon Verelst (c.1644-1721). Thomas Prior's poem on a painting by Verelst is accompanied by an engraving after Kauffman depicting Flora herself lending a hand to the painter's work: 'When fam'd Varelst this little Wonder drew; / Flora vouchsaf'd the growing work to view: / Finding the painter's science at a stand, / The Goddess snatch'd the pencil from his Hand; / And finishing the Piece, she smiling said; Behold one work of mine, that ne'er shall fade.'
[Ref: 29791] £320.00