A Bacchanalian.From the Original Picture, by Sir Peter Paul Rubens, in the Collection of Thomas Lewis, Esq.r. Vol II No. 30.
Published according to Act of Parliament, by J. Boydell Engraver, in Cheapside London; 1768.
Engraving. Platemark: 400 x 320mm (15¾ x 12½"). Very large margins.
Silenus, a companion and tutor to the wine god Dionysus, intoxicated and crowned with vine leaves, is supported by a Satyr to the right who squeezes grapes on to him, and a Nymph to the left. He carries a large bunch of grapes in a sheet as a large wild cat reaches up from below. From the series 'The Most Capital Paintings in England', Boydell's first major initiative as a pioneering publisher of fine engravings.
Ex Collection Duke of Westminster.
[Ref: 38250] £360.00