Stipple engraving of St. Caecilia, the patron saint of music. By Thomas Watson (1743-1781) after Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723-1792). ORGAN - 18th Century - English.

Stipple engraving of St. Caecilia, the patron saint of music. By Thomas Watson (1743-1781) after Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723-1792)

London: Anthy. Milteno, April 3, 1794. St. Caecilia is seated at an organ with an open music book above the keyboard; two cherubs sing from a music book to her right.

The model for the painting was the singer/actress Mrs. Richard Brinsley Sheridan née Elizabeth Ann Linley (1754-1792), daughter of the composer and conductor Thomas Linley (1733-1795).

370 x 280 mm. Printed on wove paper.

Some wear; minor chips, tears, and soiling to edges with remnants of former mount to upper right edge; some creasing; old paper repairs to verso; trimmed to just within plate impression. Item #29828

Price: $550.00  other currencies

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