The Exposition of Cyrus.This Print, engrav'd from the Original Picture, painted by Benedetto Castiglione, in the Collection of the Right Honourable the Earl of Lincoln; is, with the deepest Sense of Gratitude, most humbly dedicated to the Subscribers and Encouragers of this Undertaking_By their much obliged & most obedient humble Servant, John Boydell. Size of the Picture 7F: 5 in by 7F. 8 inches, in height. No.18.
Publish'd according to Act of Parliamt. by Jno. Boydell, Engraver, in Cheapside London, May 1st. 1765.
Engraving, paper watermarked. Plate 513 x 432mm (20¼ x 17"). Very large margins.
Woodland scene with a naked young boy lying on a cloth in the foreground, guarded by dogs; to right, a herdsman and a woman, presumably Mithridates and his wife Cyno, surprised at the sight; to left, a curved stone frieze of soldiers, surmounted by a crown and a naked child holding up a shield; to right a boy looking on from behind Mithridates' sheep; fields and cattle in the background at centre. Cypriot interest.
Ex Collection Duke of Westminster.
[Ref: 38280] £390.00