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Stephen Duck.
Stephen Duck.
Thornhill, Eq. Pinx. Bickham junr. de. Sculp.
[n.d. c.1736].
Engraving. 155 x 220mm. Trimmed inside plate mark.
The 'Wiltshire Poet'. Frontispiece to his 'Poems' 1736.
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[Eight Paintings by Sir James Thornhill in the Cupola of St. Paulís Cathedral, engraved by Du Bosc, Beauvais, Baron, Vander Gucht, and Simmoneau.]
[Eight Paintings by Sir James Thornhill in the Cupola of St. Paulís Cathedral, engraved by Du Bosc, Beauvais, Baron, Vander Gucht, and Simmoneau.] (1) Saule, Saule, quid me persequeris? Act. Ap. Cap 9. v.4. [The Conversion of Saint Paul] [&] (2) Scito nunc te Domini manu peti. Act: Ap: Cap: 13. v. 11. [Elymas the sorcerer stuck with blindness] [&] (3) Viri, cur ista facitis? Act. Ap: Cap. 14. v. 15. (Saint Paul and Barnabas reputed as Gods.] [&] (4) Domini, quid mihi faciendum est ut salvus sim? Act: Ap: Cap: 16: v: 30. [Saint Paul and Pilas in the prison] [&] (5) Quem ergo ignorantes colitis, hunc ego vobis annuntio. Act: Ap: Cap: 17. v.23. [Saint Paul preaching the unkown God] [&] (6) Qui illicita tractaverant cremabant libros. Act. Ap: Cap: 19. c. 19. [Burning the books at the preaching of St. Paul] [&] (7) Propomodum mihi persuades ut Christianus fiam Act: Ap: Cap: 26. v. 28. [Saint Paul preaching before King Agrippa.] [&] (8) Mutati, dicebant esse Deum. Act. Ap. Cap. 28: v.6. [Saint Paul shaking off the viper]
[Various engravers:] (1) In Tholo Ecc. Cathed. D. Pauli Lond. Jac. Thornhill Pinxt. Car. Du Bosc Sculp. (2) Lond. Beauvais Sculpt. Lond: (3) Baron Sculpt. Lond. (4-6 & 8) Ger. Vdr. Gucht Sculp. Lond. (7) Simmoneau majr. Sculpt. Paris.
[n.d. c.1719.]
Complete set of eight designs for the decoration of the cupola, St Paul's Cathedral; engravings on laid paper. All approx. 440 x 280mm, 17¼ x 11". Occasional wormholes, mostly filled. All with wide margins.
The dome of St. Paul's Cathedral in the City of London is home to the original murals created between 1715 and 1719 by court painter Sir James Thornhill (1676 - 1734), featuring these scenes from the life of Saint Paul (c.AD 5 Ė c.AD 67). Saint Paul blinded by the light; Conversion of Peter's Guard; [5] a self-portrait of Thornhill; book burning; and the expulsion of snakes.
See BL Maps K.Top.23.36.m.
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