To Abraham Goldsmid Esq.r This Plate of Joseph Interpreting the Dream of Pharaoh's Chief Butler & Bakeris by Permission Dedicated by his Oblidg'd Serv.t John Jeffryes.
London Published June 1st 1798 by John Jeffryes Ludgate Hill.
Mezzotint. 445 x 545mm (17½ x 21½"). Very large margins.
Joseph and Pharaoh's butler and baker: the butler to right, rejoicing; the baker turning aside to weep as he hears he will be hanged Abraham Goldsmid (c. 1756-1810) was a bill-broker in London in partnership with his brother Benjamin, dealing with the government during the Napoleonic wars. In 1810 Abraham was joint contractor with Thomas Baring for a government loan of £14,000,000; , but owing to a depreciation of the scrip he was forced into bankruptcy and committed suicide.
Ex collection of the Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd. From the Oettingen-Wallerstein Collection, Sotheby's London Lot 627 13/11/97.
[Ref: 38220] £260.00