Compositions of the "Acts of Mercy" /​ drawn by John Flaxman; engraved by F.C. Lewis.

  • Aquatint with Etching
  • 13.5 x 20 in

Mercy complete suite of eight plates by F.C. Lewis, etchings with aquatint in original boards. "Under the patronage of His Majesty, compositions of the "acts of mercy," drawn by the late John Flaxman, Esqre. R.A.P.S. 1 Instruct the ignorant. 2 Feed the hungry. 3 Clothe the naked. 4 Visit the sick. 5 Comfort the afflicted. 6 Go to the house of mourning. 7 Comfort the fatherless & widow. 8 Deliver the captive. Engraved by F.C. Lewis, Engraver of Drawings, to the King."

Provenance: M. Roy Fisher, New York; by family descent to the present owner.

Author: Flaxman, John, 1755-1826.
Other Authors: Lewis, F. C. (Frederick Christian), 1779-1856.
Published: London : Miss Flaxman &​ Miss M. Denman, 1831.
Physical Description: [1] p., [8] leaves of plates ; 29 x 45 cm.
Notes: At head of title: Under the patronage of His Majesty.
Language: English
Dewey Number: 741.6

Copies at the British Museum, Metropolitan Museum, National Library of Australia, and Royal Collection.

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