Pyrrhus when a Child brought to Glaucias King of Illyria for Protection.Engraved from the Orignal Picture, painted by Mr. Benjn. West. Vol: II. No.50.
Published June 1.st 1769 by J. Boydell, Engraver in Cheapside, No.90.
Engraving, paper watermarked. Plate 490 x 603mm (19¼ x 23¾"). Large margins on 3 sides. Trimmed to plate along upper edge.
The naked infant Pyrrhus leans against the knees of Glaucias King of Illyria, who looks down at him thoughtfully. His queen at his left holds up her hand as if to quieten the pleading group that kneel before them; members of the court look on with interest at the right.
Ex Collection Duke of Westminster.
[Ref: 38169] £320.00