Jacob blesses Josephs two Sons.Done from an Original Picture Painted by Mr. West, in the Possession of Lord Grosvenor.
Rare mezzotint. Sheet 440 x 515mm. Trimmed to image, laid on card.
The elderly Jacob, sitting up on the edge of his bed, leans forward with the help of his attendant and places his hands on the heads of Ephraim, at the front, and Manasseh behind; Joseph, kneeling on the floor facing his father, holds the old man's right hand to attempt to move it to the head of his first born, who he ushers forward. Richard Grosvenor (1731-1802), 1st Earl Grosvenor, was a keen art collector who bought several paintings from Benjamin West, including the famous 'Death of Wolfe'. He also commissioned George Stubbs to paint his 'Arabian' racehorse.
Ex: Collection of Hon Christopher Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 38191] £320.00