Copley, John Singleton "Hagar and Ishmael in the Wilderness. . ."

Copley, John Singleton "Hagar and Ishmael in the Wilderness. . ."

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John Singleton Copley. "Hagar and Ishmael in the Wilderness. . ."

London: John Singleton Copley, late 18th century. Mezzotint engravings by R. Dunkarton printed in color à la poupée. Prints have been professionally conserved. Generous margins. 

July 2, 1798. 26 3/8 x 19 5/8 (image). Very minor stain in title. Light scattered spotting in right and left hand margins not affecting image. Else, very good condition.

Two large and dramatic religious prints by the well known American artist John Singleton Copley (1738-1815). Copley, a Boston native, flourished as a portrait artist in the colonies before he settled in London in 1775 and focused on the painting of portraits, historical and religious scenes. Copley was a master at painting dramatic multi-figure compositions.

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