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1758 - London - 1834


Penitent Magdalen – 1786/1791


Mezzotint after GaetanoGandolfi (1734 - 1802) on laid paper. Size of sheet: 25 x 19 cm. Lettered: ‘Gaet: Gandolfi Invt. & Delt. / T. Park Sculpt.’. Scratched letter proof.


Chaloner Smith 1883/British Mezzotinto portraits from the introduction of the art to the early part of the present century (underscribed); Alexander 2021 (underscribed).


Comparable impressions: BM – ref. 1872,0713.271.


Condition: velvety impression with wide margins all around the platemark. A small tear to the upper left margin, otherwise in excellent condition.


Park published a number of plates between 1786 and 1791 before devoting himself to literary pursuits and finally to philanthropy.



Thomas Park: Penitent Magdalen

  • Thomas Park was a notable English engraver, editor, and antiquarian who played a significant role in the preservation and dissemination of historical and artistic knowledge during the late 18th and early 19th centuries.

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