The Prodigal Son

The Prodigal Son

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Description
Engraving from original painting by Salvator Rosa once in the Gallery at Houghton, Now in State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg. Print removed from George P. Marsh’s copy of The Houghton Gallery, vol. 2. This is the larger of two engravings after Rosa's painting included in the Houghton Gallery set. Claiming that the print included in volume one was “too small for such a capital picture,” the publisher introduced another larger version for volume two, engraved by Simon Ravenet. It had first appeared in Boydell’s series, A Collection of Prints Engraved after the Most Capital Paintings in England, begun in 1769.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
print
engraving
date made
1781
publisher
Boydell, John
engraver
Ravenet, Simon Francois
original artist
Rosa, Salvator
delineator
Earlom, Richard
place made
United Kingdom: England, London
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 53.25 cm x 39.5 cm; 20 31/32 in x 15 9/16 in
plate: 51.75 cm x 38.25 cm; 20 3/8 in x 15 1/16 in
ID Number
1978.0534.03.34
accession number
1978.0534
catalog number
1978.0534.03.34
Credit Line
Marsh Collection
subject
Animals
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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