The Infancy of Jupiter.To the Right Honorable Charles, Earl Grey, This Plate is respectfully inscribed by his Lordship's much obliged & most obedient humble Servant, Henry Thompson.
London, Published for the Proprietor, and Sold by T. Macdonald, 39 Fleet Street.
Mezzotint, very scarce; 490 x 600mm, (19¼ x 23½"). Trimmed inside platemark; some creasing.
The infant Jupiter with nymphs and goat. The son of Saturn (who devoured his children for fear of being usurped), Jupiter's mother fled to Crete where she gave birth to him in a cave. He was brought up on Crete by nymphs who fed him on honey and milk from the goat shown here. Engraved from one of the major works of Henry Thompson (1773-1843), an extremely popular painter in his day whose pictures are now chiefly known from mezzotints such as this.
Ex: collection of the Late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd
[Ref: 34846] £460.00