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Noah Sacrificing.
Noah Sacrificing. From the Original Picture Painted by Andrea Sacchi, In the Collection of his Grace the Duke of Devonshire, at Chiswickl To whom this Place is Most Humbly Dedicated, By his Grace's most Obliged & most Obedient Servant, John Boydell.
Andrea Sacchi pinxit. E.Edwards delin.t. Mathew Liart Sculpsit.
Published by J. Boydell Engraver, in Cheapside, London; March 25th 1767.
Engraving. 485 x 510mm (19 x 21"). Small margin at top, very large margins on 3 sides.
Noah and his family sacrificing to God after finding land, the Ark resting on a cliff behind. Number 36 from "The Most Capital Paintings in England", a series of engravings in five volumes published from the late 1760s to 1786 (although the first three originally published as 'Sculptura Britannica'). These were a critical and financial success for the publisher John Boydell (later a Lord Major of London) and helped establish a tradition for collecting prints in Britain.
Ex Collection Duke of Westminster.
[Ref: 38294]   £340.00  
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A Sacrifice to Pan.
A Sacrifice to Pan. From the Original Picture Painted by Andrea Sacchi, In the Collection of the Right Honourable the Earl of Lincoln; To whom this plate is Dedicated by his Lordship's most Obliged and most Obedient Servant John Boydell. No. 49.
Andrea Sacchi Pinx.t. F. Aliamet Sculpsit.
Published according to Act of Parliament, Jan: 1769.
Engraving. Platemark: 480 x 600mm (19 x 23½"). Small margins. Light spotting in margins.
A mythological scene in which several figures are shown sacrificing goats to Pan, the classical god of flocks and shepherds. Being a rustic god Pan was not worshipped in temples but in natural settings such as the landscape depicted. Pan, shown with legs of a goat and holding his characteristic pipes watches the proceedings from the left while a druid prepares a sacred fire to the right of the image. From the series 'The Most Capital Paintings in England', Boydell's first major initiative as a pioneering publisher of fine engravings.
Ex Collection Duke of Westminster.
[Ref: 38301]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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[The Death of St. Anne]
[The Death of St. Anne] Placita enim erat Deo anima illius. cap. 4.n.14
Andrea Sacchi inv. Et pinx. Iacob. Frey delin. Et sculp. Romae sup. Lic. An. 1726
Fine copper engraving, with large margins, 645 x 350mm (25½ x 13¾") to platemark. Central fold as issued.
St. Anne, the mother of the Virgin, on her deathbed. Engraved after the painting by Andrea Sacchi in S.Carlo ai Catenari, Rome.
[Ref: 19711]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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