Here we have a rare museum quality British engraving by Richard Earlom (1743 - 1822) entitled "The Prodigal Son." The rare European print is from a painting by Salvator Rosa, and the print was published by John Boydell in London, 1766.
The text at the bottom reads as follows:
The Prodigal Son
Sal. Rosa pinxeit, R. Earlom fecit
Taken from a Noted Capital Picture painted by Salvator Rosa in the Collection of the (????) the Earl of Oxford at Houghton
Vol II N. 14 John Boydell, exendit 1766
This are British engraving is from the 18th century. I can only find examples in museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco.
The framed artwork measures about 18 1/2" x 14 1/2". The exposed image measures 14" x 10". The antique print is in great condition for its age. I can only find one small spot of slight discoloration, near the "P" in the "Prodigal Son" title. There are some small creases near the edges. I have not inspected the piece outside of the frame. Please see all pics as they are part of the description.
I ship to the continental USA only. Free shipping on this piece.
This is a rare print for the ages. Etchings rarely reach the mountain top, and the execution of this one delivers in spades. Don't miss out.