The Woman taken in Adultery, brought before Christ.They say unto him, Master, this woman was taken in adultery, in the very act. John c8, v4. / From an original Painting in His Majesty's Collection, at Hampton Court Palace
London, Published by Freeman & Co No. 95, corner of Beaufort Buildings, Strand, Ap.l 1 1792
Rare engraving, sheet 530 x 425mm (21 x 16¾"). Trimmed to platemark.
Reissue of a plate first published c.1735-43, as part of a set of eight engraving after Sebastiano Ricci (1659-1734) in the collection of Joseph Smith., English collector and patron based in Venice who also had a long association with Canaletto. By the time this plate was published in 1792 the painting was already in the Royal Collection, where it remains to this day (although it currently hangs at Osterley). One of few prints after Ricci, an itinerant Italian artist whose career took him all over Europe, including time spent in England.
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