Jason.From the Original Picture Painted by Salvator Rosa, In the Collection of the Right Honourable the Earl of Besborough To Whom this Plate is, with the greatest Respect, most humbly Dedicated; By his Lordship's most obliged and most humble Servant, J. Boydell. Size of the Picture 2F.6I in height 2.1¼ Wide. No.24.
Publish'd according to Act of Parliament, by J. Boydell, Engraver in Cheapside, London, Nov.r 2d. 1765.
Engraving, paper watermarked. Plate 509 x 380mm (20 x 15"). Very large margins. Water stain to lower right margin corner.
Jason leaning forward across a rock from the right, pouring water over the back of a dragon, which curls its head backwards to right, in a forested, rocky landscape. When the engraver and publisher John Boydell sat for a portrait by his nephew Josiah Boydell (later engraved by Valentine Green), he chose to hold this print as an exmple of his work.
Ex Collection Duke of Westminster.
[Ref: 38290] £320.00