[Head of the Executioner]
Mezzotint. 130 x 160mm. Trimmed to platemark, small hole top centre.
Houston's copy of one of the most celebrated of all mezzotints, Prince Rupert's study of the executioner's head from a painting of the executioner with the head of John the Baptist, attributed to a follower of Ribera, in Munich. With Rupert's monograph mezzotinted top right.
[Ref: 3316] £450.00