Date of Printing: 1848 • Medium: Mezzotint • Subject Category: Religious • Signed: Unsigned • Period Created: Romantic (1800 - 1899) • Plate Size HxWxD cm: 15.5 x 22.8 • Leaf Paper Size HxW cm: 26 x 35 • Style: Original Vintage • Print on Verso: Blank on verso • Condition: Good, with slight foxing • Edition Type: Limited Edition • Paper Type: Heavy Unbleached Cotton Rag • Framed: Print only
This is an exceptionally beautiful mezzotint print revealing lush blacks and textures distinctive to this print technique. Armytage has recreated Bendemann's original painting in oil. Title at the bottom reads "THE CAPTIVES IN BABYLON; painted by Bendemann, Engraved by J. C. Armytage; The Picture in the Museum at Cologne."
Printed on heavy cotton rag, this print is a beautiful example of the mezzotint style. There is moderate age foxing around the corners, which when properly matted will not be seen. Slight water stain upper right corner, will not be seen with proper matting (see photo).