The Young MusiciansFrom the Original Picture of the same size, Painted by Scalcken, in the Collection of John Darker Esq.r
Published by J. Boydell Engraver in Cheapside London 1764.
Mezzotint, platemark 435 x 280mm (17 x 11"). Thread margins; false margins added; creases and tear at bottom; rubbed; 'JC Smith 824' verso.
Genre subject after Dutch artist Godfried Schalken, engraved by Johann Gottfried Haid (1714-1776), one of a German family of artists. In the early 1760s Haid worked in London for the influential publisher John Boydell, engraving pictures by artists also including Rembrandt and Reynolds. He later founded a school of mezzotint engraving in Vienna. This impression from the collection of John Chaloner Smith (1827-95), author of an authoritative four-volume catalogue of British mezzotint portraits.
Le Blanc 41; Ex: collection of John Chaloner Smith, and subsequently the Late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 34661] £380.00