Noah Sacrificing.From the Original Picture Painted by Andrea Sacchi, In the Collection of his Grace the Duke of Devonshire, at Chiswickl To whom this Place is Most Humbly Dedicated, By his Grace's most Obliged & most Obedient Servant, John Boydell.
Published by J. Boydell Engraver, in Cheapside, London; March 25th 1767.
Engraving. 485 x 510mm (19 x 21"). Small margin at top, very large margins on 3 sides.
Noah and his family sacrificing to God after finding land, the Ark resting on a cliff behind. Number 36 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.
Ex Collection Duke of Westminster.
[Ref: 38294] £340.00