- Museum number
- Object: The Transfiguration of Christ
Christ rising and looking up to left, with Moses and Elijah hovering just below, Moses holding the tablets of stone; Ss Peter, James and John fallen to the ground on the mountain-top below, one kneeling with his head on his clasped hands, the others shielding their eyes; based on the painting by Raphael; republished state.
Mezzotint with etching
- Production date
- 1784 (circa)
Height: 354 millimetres
Width: 250 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- See also 1935,0522.3.45 for another version, published by Bowles & Carver.
States [recorded in the Lennox-Boyd database (i and iii)]
(i) lettered with the title. quotation over two lines 'And after six days, Jesus taketh Peter ... white as the light. // St. Matt. Ch_ XVII. ver.s 1st.' and 'Carington Bowles excudit, / Printed for Carington Bowles, at his Map & Print Warehouse, no. 69 in St. Pauls Church Yard, London.'
(ii) republished by Bowles & Carver; number 119 added; publication line altered to Printed for Bowles & Carver, at their Map & Print Warehouse, No.69 in St Pauls Church Yard, London' [1935,0522.3.45]
(iii) republished by Roake & Varty; number 21 added; publication line altered to 'Printed for Roake and Varty, Map & Print Warehouse, No. 31 Strand, London.' [impression with 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
- Registration number