The Prodigal Son.From the Original Picture painted by Salvator Rosa, In the Collection of the Right Honourable the Earl of Oxford at Houghton; To whom this plate is Dedicated, by his Lordship's most Obliged and most humble servant John Boydell. No. 41.
Published by J. Boydell Engraver, in Cheapside London, Nov.r 24.th 1767,
Engraving. Platemark: 510 x 380mm (20 x 15"). Very large margins.
A young man in ragged clothes kneeling and looking up to the right, his arms folded in front of him, with livestock gathered around him and trees to left, a goat sitting in front of him, and pigs behind. After Salvator Rosa (1615 - 1673). From the series 'The Most Capital Paintings in England', Boydell's first major initiative as a pioneering publisher of fine engravings.
Ex Collection Duke of Westminster.
[Ref: 38297] £280.00