Elisha Kirkall - 1734 Mezzotint, Frontis to Kirkall‘s Raphael Cartoons
DescriptionElisha Kirkall - Original 1734 Mezzotint. Printed in green ink. Published by Elisha Kirkall 1734. From a set of 7 Raphael Cartoons. Sanders of Oxford had this on sale for £350. VII Tabulæ Raphaelis Urbin: The Seven Cartons of Raphael Urbin; which King Charles the 1st bought by Advice of P.Paul Rubens, and which are preserved in the Gallery at Hampton Court erected for that purpose, by order of King William and Queen Mary Unsigned. On laid. Light impression, repaired large puncture mark to left of image, foxing and discolourations as shown.Elisha Kirkall (c.1682 - 1742) was a printmaker, traditionally wrongly called 'Edward'. born in Sheffield, and believed to have worked in London c.1700. Kirkall worked in a wide variety of types and genres and pioneered a unique chariscuro technique in the 1720s combining woodcut, etching and mezzotint.For more information please click here.
36 x 51cm (14.2" x 20.1")
From the Christopher Lennox-Boyd collection. We recently acquired a number of fine Mezzotints previously owned by Chris Lennox-Boyd, owner of the finest collection of British Mezzotints in private hands. You can read more about him here.
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|Dimensions||36 x 51cm|
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