[Set of three prints in various states.] Penelope taking down the Bow of Ulysses.From the original Picture in the Collection of Lord Boringdon.
Publish'd July 1st. 1791,by B. B. Evans, Poultry London.
Set of three stipple engravings. Platemark: 390 x 280mm (15¼ x 11") each. Hand lettered proof impression trimmed inside plate. Untitled proof impression has light surface marks and chips to right and top edges, cut to platemark. Titled impression has light spotting in very large margins. Foxing.
A set of three prints in various states; two proof impressions printed in brown ink. Lettered impression with full titles and publication lines. Penelope, standing in profile to left, reaches up to free the bow from the sash tying it to a column, while another woman crouches in the foreground, preparing a quiver. Published as a pair to item ref: 36444, 'Venus shewing Aeneas the Road to Carthage', 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.
[Ref: 36450] £520.00