Paris & Helen, directing Cupid to Inflame each others Heart w.th Love
Published 12th May 1794 by Laurie & Whittle, No 53 Fleet Street, London
Mezzotint with small margins, platemark 350 x 250mm (13¾ x 9¾"). 'CL-B' collector's stamp verso.
Interesting example of fine art repurposed as a popular humorous print. Valentine Green's mezzotint of Angelica Kauffman's painting of Paris and Helen was an example of one of the finest printmakers in the country treating reproducing mythological subject matter by one of the most esteemed painters in the country. Here the composition becomes light-hearted and domestic. Originally a pair with 'Renaldo arresting the Arm of Armida', apparently also after Kauffman.
Ex: collection of the Late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd; for Green's mezzotint from which this derives, see ref. 14873.
[Ref: 36228] £280.00