Timon of AthensFrom the Original Picture, painted by Mr. Nathanl. Dance: In the Collection of his Majesty.
Published June 1st. 1771, by John Boydell Engraver in Cheapside London.
Line engraving, 565 x 600 mm, 22¼ x 23 ¾". Tears in inscription space.
Timon in the forest, sitting with a spade at left and turning away with expression of disgust as he tosses coins towards the two prostitutes Phrynia and Timandra, one of whom catches them in her skirts. The banished Athenian captain Alcibiades on right watching the scene with concern, others gathered in the background Illustrates William Shakespeare's play of the same name. Numbered 'Vol.II. No.45..' lower left, with the dimensions of original painting,by Nathaniel Dance (1735 - 1811) in the Royal Collection.
[Ref: 8594] £180.00