[Mercury and Argus.]Al Ch.mo Sig.r Avvocato Anselmo Belloni Mantovano.
[Antonio Poggioli. n.d.c, 1800].
Engraving with very large margins. Platemark: 490 x 610mm (19 x 24"). Light creasing in margins. Small nicks and tears to edges of sheet. Small rust spot in sky of printed area.
A fertile landscape scene by a river, depicting Mercury, the standing figure, lulling the seated Argus to sleep with his flute, thus leaving the white cow, a transformation of the nymph Io, unguarded. Lettered beneath image, with a three line dedication by the engraver to Anselmo Belloni, professor of letters in Mantua.
[Ref: 32521] £350.00