[The Circumcision.From the Original Picture painted by Guido Reni in the collection of Sir Peter Leicester ... / ... most obedient humble servant. J. Boydell]
[Size of the Picture 23 1/4 in by 29 3/4 in height / Published according to Act of Parliament, by J. Boydell, Engraver in Cheapside, London, May 1st 1765]
Copper engraving, platemark 515 x 390mm (20¼ x 15¼"). Proof impression; title in early ms in lower margin. Very large margins; uncut.
The circumcision of Christ, with numerous figures observing. Engraving from the painting by Bolognese artist Guido Reni (1575-1642), one of his final works (1638-9), which still remains in the church for which it was painted, San Martino in Siena. From "The Most Capital Paintings in England", a large series of engravings in five volumes published by John Boydell who promoted the interests of both artists, engravers and patrons, which played an important part in developing print culture in the 18th century.
[Ref: 38581] £180.00