DianaThe bright Diana and her Nymph were found, / Laid Side by side, & both a sleeping sound [...]
Printed for John Bowles at the Black Horse in Cornhill London [c.1750]
Mezzotint, rare; platemark 350 x 250mm (13¾ x 9¾"). Thread margins; 'CL-B' collector's stamp verso.
Diana and a nymph sleep, with a satyr looming over them. Mezzotint in reverse of an etching published in Jean de Jullienne's posthumous edition of prints after Watteau's drawings, traditionally known as the 'Recueil Jullienne'. Jullienne was one of the leading French amateurs and collectors of the eighteenth century and in assembling prints reproducing Watteau's drawings he did much to spread the artist's reputation outside France.
Ex: collection of the Late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 36208] £350.00