Venus, Cupid and Satyr.From the Original Picture painted by Luca Giordano, In the Collection of his Grace the Duke of Devonshire; To whom this plate is Dedicated , by his Grace's most Obliged, and most Obedient servant John Boydell.
Published Novr. 24th. 1767. by J. Boydell, Engraver in Cheapside, London.
Engraving. Platemark: 405 x 510mm (16 x 20"). Very large margins.
Venus reclining on a couch embraces the infant Cupid, with a maid to left and a satyr leaning in over the pillows to right. Elaborate crest featuring stags and putti below image. Numbered 'No.43.' lower left, with dimensions of the original painting, by Luca Giordano (1634 - 1705). 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: 38309] £390.00