After a Picture of Claude Lorrain [ms][In the Collection of Dr. Mead]
[Published by C. Knapton 1741]
Engraving, platemark 315 x 405mm (12½ x 16"). Scarce proof before letters; platemark broken in places. Very large margins.
Landscape with bridge in background, fishermen casting nets from a small boat, and a group of figures in the foreground, including a lady putting on stockings, typical of Claude Lorrain's earlier works. Engraving (in reverse) of Claude's painting 'The Ford', executed by Francis Vivares while the painting was in the collection of the physician and collector Dr Richard Mead. The painting is now in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, and it is now believed that it was executed in 1636 rather than 1656 as claimed on the lettered later state of this print. From a successful and well-known series of landscape prints from paintings in important British collections.
For a portrait of Mead see ref. 11688. Private Collection.
[Ref: 38516] £320.00