[Erminia saving Tancred]Tancred Secouru par Herminie [...]
A Paris chez l'Auteur rue St. Jacques vis-à-vis celle des Mathurins [c.1761]
Engraving with very large margins, platemark 340 x 435mm (13½ x 17"). Staining lower left. Creasing.
Tancred, wounded in combat, is saved by Princess Erminia. A subject from Torquato Tasso's 'Jerusalem Delivered', a common source of inspiration for European painters. This engraving is taken from a 1761 painting by Louis Jean Francois Lagrenée (now in the Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow). Lagrenée was Director of the St Petersburg Academy during this time.
[Ref: 35237] £190.00