David and Goliath.From the Original Picture, by Salvator Rosa, in the Collection of his Grace the Duke of Devonshire. Vol II. N.o. 4.
John Boydell excudit, 1766.
Mezzotint with etching. Plate: 230 x 335mm, (9 x 13¼"). Very large margins with some foxing.
A decpiction of David about to behead the giant Goliath. A story from the book of Samuel in the Old Testament in which the Isrealites, suffering in battle at the hands of the giant Philistine soldier Goliath, are saved by the young David who defeats the warrior using his sling and rocks taken from the river. 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: 38270] £220.00