One of Winstanley’s famous series after the pictures in the collection of Lord Derby at Knowsley. Hamlet Winstanley (1698-1756) was born and died in Warrington. He studied under Kneller and made prints of Thornhill’s paintings under the dome of St Paul’s. The series from Knowsley includes a number of classical allegorical paintings. Amor Scientiarum depicts a winged cupid grasping an arrow stuck into a pile of fanciful classical armour. The the right of this sits a selection of string and wind instruments of the period.
Hamlet Winstanley after Anthony Van Dyck Amor Scientiarum c. 1729 Etching, drypoint and engraving 435x370mm Trimmed to platemark top and bottom, good margins to side
SKU: 2496 Category: Decorative & Misc. prints