The Tribute MoneyFrom the Original Picture in the Collection of Robert Udny Esq.r
Published May 1st 1787 by John & Josiah Boydell No 90 Cheapside, London
Mezzotint with large margins, platemark 440 x 540mm (17¼ x 21¼"). Fine.
Large mezzotint after a painting by Bernardo Strozzi now in the Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest, but which at the time belonged to the collector and merchant Robert Udny. Jesus, in the centre of the composition, responds to the Pharisees' devious questioning with the response 'Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's' (Matthew 22:17-21). Painted after Strozzi's arrival in Venice, the work shows the influence of northern European realism on Strozzi's style.
Ex: collection of the Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd; Van der Feltz 590; From: Oettingen-Wallerstein Collection, Sothebys 13/11/97 Lot 736.
[Ref: 36364] £390.00