Saint John Preaching in the Wilderness.From the Original Picture painted by Salvator Rosa, In the Collection of the Right Honourable the Earl of Chesterfield; To whom this Plate is most Humbly Dedicated, by his Lordship's most Obliged and most Obedient Servant, John Boydell.
J. Boydell excudit 1768. Published May 2.d 1768.
Engraving. Platemark: 480 x 600mm (18¾ Foxing in margins. Large margins on 3 sides. Trimmed to plate at top edge.
St John with cross, clothed in skins, standing under an overhanging rock, with a crowd listening to him gathered around a pool. 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.
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