[Joseph with Zuleika.]
I. King exc. [n.d. c.1730.]
Mezzotint. 158 x 190mm (6¼ x 7½"). Cut inside image.
Joseph trying to escape from Zuleika, Potiphar's wife, who pulls at his cloak in an attempt to draw him towards the couch behind her to left, in a rich interior, she wearing a loose grecian gown with pearls in her hair. After the fresco in the vault of the Vatican Loggie, part of the series known as 'Raphael's Bible'. Probably taken from the engraving by Marcantonio, or one of the early 17th century sets of plates of the series. According to the BM, this is doubtless a re-issue by King of an earlier plate, though Ganz records no other edition.
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