Christ Appearing to Mary in the Garden - after Pietro da Cortona by John Murphy

Christ Appearing to Mary in the Garden - after Pietro da Cortona by John Murphy

Christ Appearing to Mary in the Garden - after Pietro da Cortona

John Murphy

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Title

Christ Appearing to Mary in the Garden - after Pietro da Cortona

 
Artist
Year
1781 / printed early 19th century 
Technique
mezzotint 
Image Size
20 x 14" platemark 
Signature
"Murphy sculpsit" inclsed into plate in lower right 
Edition Size
 
Annotations
 
Reference
 
Paper
cream wove with 1829 watermark as well as HS&S (?) watermark 
State
 
Publisher
originally published by John Boydell in 1781 
Inventory ID
23277 
Price
$450.00 
Description

After Pietro da Cortona (1596-1669), copied by George Farington (1752-1788), engraved by John Murphy (1748-1820), and published by John Boydell (1719-1804).

Farington was born at Leigh, Lancashire, his baptism recorded on 10 November 1752, and was fourth son of the Rev. William Farington, vicar of there, who was later rector of Warrington. He was for many years a student of the Royal Academy, and obtained the silver medal in 1779, and in 1780 he won the gold medal for the best historical picture, the subject being ‘The Caldron Scene from Macbeth.’ He had in his early studies been guided by his brother Joseph Farington the landscape-painter, but his preference being for historical subjects he became a pupil of Benjamin West. John Boydell gave him many commissions, and for him he made several drawings from the Houghton collection.

In 1782 he went to India on a commission. When making studies for a grand picture of the court of the Nawab of Murshidabad, he fell ill, and died there a few days later in 1788.

 

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