Original 1782 15 inch x 18 inch Etching and Engraving
DON QUIXOTE IN THE SABLE MOUNTAINS
Original 1782 15 inch x 18 inch Etching and Engraving titled DON QUIXOTE IN THE SABLE MOUNTAINS
Don Quixote sitting nude on rocks, looking down at his armour discarded on the ground at right, his companion sitting beyond at left, turning to look at him with concerned expression.
Printed and published by Robert Blyth (1750 – 1784). Reproductive etcher and engraver. Associate of J.H.Mortimer; after whom he made many etchings.
After the painting by John Hamilton Mortimer (1740 – 1779). A British figure and landscape painter and printmaker, known for romantic paintings set in Italy, works depicting conversations, and works drawn in the 1770s portraying war scenes, similar to those of Salvator Rosa.
Mortimer became President of the Society of Artists in 1774, five years before his death at age 39.
Inscription: Lettered below the image: “Drawn by Mortimer”, “Etch’d by R. Blyth” and publication line: “London published July 9th, 1782, by R. Blyth No. 105 New Bond Street”
The etching is in good to very good condition with foxing, general age-related toning and minor defects from handling. It has been tacked to a thicker paper.
Availability: 1 in stock