The Lord of the Vineyard Paying his Labourers.From the Original Picture, Painted by Rembrandt, In the Collection of Hrnry Isaac Esq.r. To whom this Plate is Dedicated, by his much Obliged, and most humble Servant, John Boydell.
Published March 25.th 1767 by J. Boydell, Engraver, in Cheapside, London.
Engraving. 520 x 430mm (20½ x 17)". Very large margins.
After a painting of 'The Labourers in the Vineyard' bought as a Rembrandt by the Frankfurter Kunstverein. The painting is still in the Frankfurt Städel Museum, although it has most recently been attributed to the circle of Ferdinand Bol (1616-80), a pupil and follower of Rembrandt. Number 39 from "The Most Capital Paintings in England", a series of engravings in five volumes published from the late 1760s to 1786 (although the first three originally published as 'Sculptura Britannica'). These were a critical and financial success for the publisher John Boydell (later a Lord Major of London) and helped establish a tradition for collecting prints in Britain.
C. Hofstede de Groot, 'The Author of a so-called Rembrandt'; León Krempel, Holländische Gemälde im Städel 1550-1800, Bd. 2: Künstler geboren 1615 bis 1630, Petersberg 2005, S. 49-55. With thanks to Ga
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