Phryne tempting Xenocrates.From the Original Picture, Painted by Salvator Rosa; In the Collection of the Right Honble. Earl of Besborough. Size of the Picture 3F by 4F. 6I in Height. Vol. II. No.9.
Published July 18th. 1770 by John Boydell, Engraver in Cheapside London.
Engraving, paper watermarked. Plate 508 x 375mm (20 x 14¾"). Very large margins.
Xenocrates and Phryne; the courtesan reclining invitingly, to left against a cushion, pointing and looking towards the philosopher, who draws back, gesturing with his left hand as though about to admonish her; below image, a coat-or-arms with four fields and two lion rampants, a crown crest, to lions, a cherub with butterfly wings and an obelisk beside.
Ex Collection Duke of Westminster.
[Ref: 38262] £260.00