Joseph Interpreting the Dreams of Pharaoh's Chief Butler and Baker.From the Original Picture, painted by Gioseffo Ribera, commonly call Spagnoletto, In the Collection of the Right Honourable the Earl of Besborough; To whom this Plate is most Humbly Dedicated, by his Lordship's Most Obliged and most Obedient Servant, John Boydell. Size of the Picture, 4F.4½I by 5F.5½I in Length. No.30.
Published Jany. 1st. 1767, by J. Boydell, Engraver, in Cheapside, London.
Engraving, paper watermarked. Plate 436 x 540mm (17¼ x 21¼"). Very large margins.
Joseph leaning forward from the left, gesturing with his left hand, as he interprets the dreams of the baker and butler, who sit in from of him, the baker leaning with his head on his hand, throwing up his right hand in dismay, looking down at a basket of bread, while a fourth man peers in through the bars of a prison cell in the upper right.
Ex Collection Duke of Westminster.
[Ref: 38291] £240.00