A Flemish Collation [&] A Flemish EntertainmentFrom the Original Picture by Van Harp, In the Collection of the Right Honourable the Earl of Bute [...]
Published according to Act of Parlimanet by J. Boydell Engraver in Cheapside, London; November 2.d 1765 [collation] Dec.r 1st 1764 [entertainment]
Two engravings, each platemark approx 470 x 610mm (18½ x 24"). Each trimmed top & bottom.
Pair of lively Flemish domestic scenes with eating, dancing and drinking. Amongst the few prints engraved from paintings by Willem van Herp I (1614-77), Flemish painter based in Antwerp who mostly painted religious scenes but also some genre scenes in the manner of Teniers, such as this. From "The Most Capital Paintings in England", a series of engravings in published in five volumes between the late 1760s and 1786, the first three of which (1769 to 1773) were originally published under the title Sculptura Britannica. These were a critical and financial success for the publisher John Boydell, who promoted the interests of artists, engravers and patrons, establishing a tradition in Britain for collecting prints.
Ex Collection Duke of Westminster.
[Ref: 38485] £650.00