Portrait of Adrian Beverland Drawing a Statue of Callipygian Venus

Mezzotint; second state of three | 42.7 x 24.7cm | 1686

Isaac Beckett

Satirical printmaking began in Britain around the time this mezzotint was made and the engraver, Beckett, was one of the first native-born masters of the medium. This image mocks a Dutch jurist and scholar, Adrian Beverland whose licentious reputatio...
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