[Set of three prints in various states.] Venus shewing Aeneas the Road to Carthage.From the original Picture in the Collection of Lord Boringdon.
Publish'd July 1.st 1791, by B. B. Evans, Poultry London.
Set of three stipple engravings. Platemark: 390 x 290mm (15¼ x 11¼") each. Two proof impressions are trimmed close to platemarks; Impression printed in brown ink has light spotting, impression printed in black has a few light surface marks with the top left corner missing. Lettered impression has full margins. Foxing.
A set of three prints in various states; two proof before letter impressions, one of which is printed in brown ink. Lettered impression with full titles and publication line. A scene depicting Venus, disguised as a Carthaginian huntress, standing in the centre with a bow on her back, showing two soldiers at left (Aeneas and Achatės) in the direction of a fortress in the city of Carthage, to the right. In the middle ground is da river with swans and a woodland to the left. Published as a pair to item ref: 36450, by Benjamin Beale Evans, 1791. After Angelica Kauffman, RA (1741 - 1807), a Swiss-born Austrian Neoclassical painter who had a successful career in London and Rome.
States; IV, V and VI.
[Ref: 36444] £590.00