Jacob Wrestling with the Angel.From the Original Picture by Salvator Rosa, in the Collection of the Duke of Devonshire. Vol II. N.o.3.
John Boydell excudi.t. 1766.
Mezzotint with etching. Plate: 230 x 335mm, (9 x 13¼"). Very large margins with some foxing.
A depiction of Jacob's fight with an angel described in the Book of Genesis. On his return to Canaan Jacob sent his four wives and eleven sons to cross the river while he stayed behind in contemplation with God. It was then that an angel appeared and the two wrestled all night until the angel seeing that he could not best Jacob blessed him and named him Isreal.
Ex Collection Duke of Westminster.
[Ref: 38273] £160.00