[Jupiter & Mercury in the cottage of Philemon & Bauchis.] Alta 8: lata io dig: 9.
Mezzotint. 250 x 240mm. Very fine impression. Trimmed close to platemark, small tear in title area.
A scene from Ovid's 'Metamorphoses VIII'. Philemon and Baucis were saved from a deluge, and their home was transformed into a temple, of which they were the first priest and priestess. Their wish that they should die at the same time was granted, and they were transformed; Baucis into a linden tree, her husband into an oak, together entwined. Jacob Männl (1695 - 1735) after Johann Carl Loth (1632-1698), German Painter who worked in Venice and Rome.
Ex: Collection of The Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 3960] £280.00