Pylades and Orestes.From the Original Picture Painted by Mr. Benjn. West; In the Collection of Alexr. Geddes Esqr. Size of the picture 3F, 3I by 4F, 4½I in Length. Vol: II No. 43.
Published July 1.st 1771, by John Boydell, Engraver in Cheapside London.
Engraving, paper watermarked. Plate 490 x 583mm (19¼ x 23"). Small margins. Trimmed close to upper plate edge.
Pylades, the Greek figure who was friend and companion of Orestes, whom he aided in the murders of Clytemnestra and Aegisthus. Orestes murdered his mother to avenge his father's death. Both are seen here as prisoners before an altar.
Ex Collection Duke of Westminster.
[Ref: 38183] £320.00