[Cupid reading from a Scroll.]Frontispiece. To the Select Works of Engravings Under the Direction of William Buchanan Esq.r
Pub.d by Mr. Stone at the Historic Gallery, 87, Pall Mall.
Steel engraving on India with very large margins, platemark 260 x 205mm (10¼ x 8"). Fine impression, numered '132' lower right, on uncut sheet.
Engraving of a detail from Correggio's 'Venus with Mercury and Cupid' ('The School of Love') in the National Gallery, London, in which Mercury acts as schoolmaster to the young Cupid. This print was the frontispiece to a series of engravings illustrating 'Portraits and Ideals of the Great Masters of the Various Schools of Painting', supervised by the dealer William Buchanan (1777-1864). The reference to the 'School of Morghen' refers to the famous Italian engraver Raphael Morghen (1758-1833).
For another print in this series, see ref. 24232; for Morghen's work see ref. 23992.
[Ref: 33953] £180.00