GUITAR - 18TH-CENTURY ENGRAVING
Boydell, J. (1720-1804)
"A Concert"London, 1774. 17" h x 21" w to the plate ( 43.2 cm x 53.3 cm) with a total size in decorative gold mat of 24+" h x 28" w (61 cm x 71.1 cm). A fine impression with good margins. Overall in very good condition (tiny tear starting at bottom margin and a slight crease on upper right).
A guitarist strums his instrument while a man behind him sings and raises a glass and another man plays a small pipe. Engraved by Thomas Chambars after Caravaggio and published by J. Boydell, entitled and identified as A Con-cert [the title surrounds a crest] From the Original Picture, painted by Michel Angel da Caravaggio in the Collection of his Grace the Duke of Devonshire;_To Whom this Plate is most humble inscribed, by his Grace's most Obliged,_and most Obedient humble Servant,... Apparently No. 7 in a series.GPH-14268$475