[The Burial of Saul.]
Mezzotint. 380 x 555mm. Laid on board. Slight surface scuffing.
Very rare mezzotint, after John Varnell's painting 'The Beauty of Israel is slain on the High Places - How are the mighty fallen', painted twelve years before, on which Linnell had worked, painting the figures. Linnell, a close friend of William Blake, started etching in 1813, but turned to mezzotint, with this plate being one of the first in that medium.
[Ref: 6295] £1,350.00