Epicurus, on Onyx, Dr. Chauncey.
According to Act of Parliam.t [n.d., c.1760]
Etching, platemark 80 x 70mm (3 x 2½") very large margins.
A cameo of ancient philosopher Epicurus, founder of Epicureanism, a school of philosophy holding that pleasure is the greatest good (although obtained through living modestly and gaining knowledge of the workings of the world). From a collection of 180 prints the 'English Rembrandt' Thomas Worlidge (1700-66) made from antique gems.
For another print from the same collection see refl. 32584.
[Ref: 39758] £65.00