Erasistratus the Physician discovers the Love of Antiochus for Stratonice.
Publish'd June 24, 1793, by J. & J. Boydell, Cheapside, & at the Shakespeare Gallery Pall Mall London.
Stipple and etching. Plate 323 x 391mm (12¾ x 15½"). Some creasing. Backed. Repaired hole in title area.
King Seleucus sits in a melancholy pose, supporting the head of his son Antiochus who lies in bed, attended by his physician; the patient looks towards Stratonice, who stands at the foot of the bed with four female attendants; a further four onlookers stand solemnly at the right behind a table with crown and staff. Engraving after the 1772 painting by Benjamin West (Birmingham Museum of Art).
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