Sailors and 12 Apostles.As some Sailors were passing by St. Paul's Cathedral; One of them pointing to the Statues, asked who those Gemmens were? "the twelve Apostles to be sure" [...].
London, Printed for Bowles & Carver, 69, St. Paul's Church Yard. 2 Jan 1806.
Scarce hand coloured etching. Rare. Platemark: 210 x 170mm (8¼ x 6¾"). Very large margins. Crease. Time stained.
Sailors passing St. Paul's Cathedral reflect on the statues of the Apostles. The text inscribed below the image explains that when one asks why there are only six of them, another replies "would you have them all on Deck at once." By British printmaker Alfred Mills (1776 - 1833).
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