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The circumcision of Christ. Engraving by F-G. Aliamet, 1765, after R. Earlom after G. Reni.

  • Reni, Guido, 1575-1642.
1 May 1765
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Bible. N.T. Luke 2.21. 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


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

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1 print : etching ; platemark 32.4 x 24.2 cm


The circumcision. From the original picture painted by Guido Reni in the collection of Sir Peter Leicester, bar, to whom this plate is most humbly dedicated - by his most humble servant, J. Boydell ...

Lettering note

Lettering continues: "Size of the picture 23*i. by 29*i. in height. Guido Reni pinxt. Rd. Earlom delint. F. Aliamet sculpt"


Wellcome Library no. 22038i



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