The Cyclops at their Forge.In the Salon at Houghton.
Published Jan.y 1st 1788 by John & Josiah Boydell, No. 90 Cheapside London.
Mezzotint, Collector's stamp of Christopher Lennox-Boyd verso; platemark 500 x 355mm (19¾ x 14"). Surface loss at top.
Vulcan's Forge, an early work by Luca Giordano now in the State Hermitage, St. Petersburg. The picture was previously in the Walpole Collection at Houghton, during which time this engraving was made as part of a large-scale project to engrave the most important pictures in this great collection. While Boydell was overseeing the collection, however, it was sold to Catherine the Great of Russia, where many of the pictures can still be seen at the Hermitage.
Ex: Collection of the Late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd
[Ref: 35020] £420.00