St. John in the Wilderness. Saint Jean Baptiste dans le Desert. To His most Serene Highness Charles Theodore, Elector Palatine, Reigning Duke of Bavaria, &c. &c. &c.This Plate engraved by his Gracious Permission frm the Origional Picture in the Electoral Gallery of Dusseldorf, is Dedicated by His Most Devoted and Obedient Humble Servants. Valentine Green. Rupert Green. [with crest].
In Monsr. Pigages's Catalogue of the Dusseldorf Galelry, this Subject is No. 165 / Published July 1st 1797 by V.&R. Green Newman Street, London.
Mezzotint. 660 x 407mm. Trimmed along plate mark at bottom, with minor creases and slight rubbing in places. Fine.
Originally published 1792. Valentine Green (1739 - 1813) was a mezzotinter, Associate Royal Academician and publisher (usually of his own prints) and, in later years in association with his son, Rupert. Depicts St John as a young man, naked apart from the edge of a cloak over his leg, sitting, leaning to the right, resting on the bank of a small waterfall, holding a bowl in his right hand, and with a wooden cross in the other. There is a view of a town and a circular classical building in the background on the left.
Whiteman: 268: this state not listed.
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