[Satan summoning his Legions.]
Stipple engraving, proof before all letters. Image 225 x 162mm. Trimmed inside plate and glued to an album page at edges.
This extremely scarce proof engraving by Jean Pierre Simon [1750? - c.1810] after Richard Westall R.A. [1765 - 1836] illustrates John Milton's great epic poem 'Paradise Lost'. From 'The Poetical Works of John Milton' published by John and Josiah Boydell in three volumes between 1794 and 1797, in only one edition. It contained four engraved portraits and 28 plates after Westall by among others R. Earlom, T. Kirk, J. Ogborne, B. Smith, as well as J.P. Simon. Westall was an accomplished artist in watercolour who illustrated a number of books, including Boydells' 'Shakespeare', and contributed 5 large scale paintings for the 'Shakespeare Gallery'.
See Pressly 'The Life and Art of James Barry: pg.157.
[Ref: 6565] £350.00