The Finding of Cyrus.From the Original Picture, Painted by Benedetto Castiglione, In the Collection of the Right Honourable the Earl of Orford, at Houghton: To whom this Plate is most, Humbly Dedicated, by his Lordship's Most Obliged, and Most Obedient Servant, John Boydell. Size of the Picture 2F.5I by 3F.7I in Length. No.33.
Published by J. Boydell Engraver, in Cheapside, London; Jany. 1st. 1767.
Engraving, paper watermarked. Plate 431 x 540mm (17 x 21¼"). Very large margins.
A shepherd and his wife finding the infant Cyrus, suckled by a dog; on the left, a statue representing a putto holding an heraldic shield.
Ex Collection Duke of Westminster.
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