|L. Masson after Bernard Lens
|London, printed for the undertaker R. Blome, Her Majesty's Cosmographical Printer, dwelling at the Green Balcony in Durham Yard; and sold by S. Sprint at the Bell, and Jo. Nicholson at the King's Arms, in Little Britain, 1705
|Image 308 x 205 mm, Plat 342 x 210 mm, Sheet 407 x 245 mm
A plate depicting the Beast of the Apocalyps from Revelations from Nicholas Fontaine's The history of the Old and New Test Testament : extracted out of sacred Scripture and writings of the fathers... with banner above held by putti dedicating the plate to Sir Thomas Barnardistow by Richard Blome.
Bernard Lens I (c.1630 - 1707) was a Dutch painter, primarily of miniatures, and a writer of religious treatises. Both his son, Bernard Lens II, and his grandson, Bernard Lens III, also grew up to become artists.
Condition: Hole background on right, some overall toning.