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The circumcision of Christ by a bald mohel. Etching by F.G. Aliamet, 1765, after G. Reni.

  • Reni, Guido, 1575-1642.
Date
1 May 1765
Reference
24023i
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The circumcision scene has a wide reaching symbolic resonance: it shows the first shedding of the blood of Christ, hence the beginning of the Passion; it is the moment Christ is named; furthermore it displays the Judaism through which Christianity must pass

Bible. N.T. Luke 2.21. To the right a woman holds a basket with one turtledove, a sacrifice for the occasion of presentation at the Temple. The mohel is bald

Publication/Creation

London (Cheapside) : Publish'd according to the act of parliament by J. Boydell, 1 May 1765.

Physical description

1 print : etching ; platemark 51.7 x 38.4 cm

Lettering

The circumcision. From the original picture painted by Guido Reni. In the collection of Sir Peter Leicester, bar ...

Lettering note

Lettering continues: "to whom this plate is most humbly dedicated by his most obliged and obed.t humble serv.t, J. Boydell. Size of the picture 23i 3/4 by 29i 3/4 in height. Guido Reni pinxt. Rd. Earlom delint. F. Aliamet sculp.t"
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Wellcome Library no. 24023i

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