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- Object: Christ teacheth Nicodemus the Necessity of Regeneration
Christ sitting on the left, barefoot, with one foot raised on a stool, gesturing as He talks to Nicodemus, who stands swathed in a cloak, starting backwards; the scene illuminated by a lamp hanging behind a curtain on the left.
- Production date
- 1784 (circa)
Height: 353 millimetres
Width: 250 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- States [recorded in the Lennox-Boyd database]
(i) lettered with the title and 'Nicodemus saith unto him ... God. // Jon Ch. III. ver. 4 & 5.' and 'Carington Bowles excudit. // Printed for Carington Bowles, Map & Printseller, No. 69, in St. Pauls Church Yard, London.'
(ii) reworked, a window added in upper right showing a moonlit sky; number 110 added in lower left [1935,0522.3.30
(iii) republished by Roake & Varty; number altered to 15; publication line altered to 'Printed for Roake & Varty, Map & Printseller, No. 31, Strand, London.' [CLB]
- 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
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