The Holy Family.From the Original Picture of the same size, Painted by Federico Barocci; In the Collection of his Grace the Duke of Devonshire. Vol II No.15.
John Boydell excudit, London 1767.
Engraving. Platemark: Very large margins.
The Holy Family; an infant John the Baptist, holding a reed cross, presents flowers to the child Christ, sitting in the Virgins lap, grasping at them with his right hand. Saint Joseph observes the scene from behind. After Barocci's painting, then in the collection of Duke of Devonshire (1748 - 1811). 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.
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