- Museum number
- Object: Simeon and Anna prophecy of Christ
Simeon standing on a dais in front of a seat, holding the infant Jesus, with the Virgin kneeling on the left, St Joseph and three others behind her, one of whom carries two turtle-doves in a basket; other peopl on the right, including St Anna, who sits in the right foreground, one arm around the shoulders of her young son Samuel, while looking back to right, lifting her veil with her left hand; after Maratti.
Mezzotint with some etching
- Production date
- 1760s-1790 (circa)
Height: 355 millimetres
Width: 248 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- States [recorded in the Lennox-Boyd database]
(i) lettered with the title, reference over two lines 'Then took he him up in his ears... people // Carington Bowles excudit // Printed for & Sold by Carington Bowles, at his Map & Print Warehouse ... before the face of all people. // No. 69 in St Pauls Church Yard, London.'
(ii) republished by Roake & Varty; publication line altered to 'Printed for & Sold by Roake & Varty, Map & Printsellers, no. 331 Strand, London.'
Sale catalogue listings
Carington Bowles, catalogue 1784, priced 1s. plain, 2s. coloured
Carington Bowles, catalogue 1790, priced 2s. plain, 3s. coloured
For a richer impression, see 2010,7081.561. For a version in reverse direction by Vendramini, see 2010,7081.562.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Acquired with the assistance of the National Heritage Memorial Fund, the Friends of the British Museum, the Art Fund, Mrs Charles Wrightsman, the Michael Marks Charitable Trust, and numerous individual donors.
- Prints and Drawings
- Registration number