The Pool of Bethesda

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The Pool of Bethesda
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Simon François Ravenet, Jean-Marie Delâtre after William Hogarth
The Pool of Bethesda
London, J. & J. Boydell Feb. 24th 1772-
Copper engraving
485 x 565mm
£250
A large and elaborate of engraving executed by Hogarth’s French collaborators under his direction , illustrating a view from the New Testament.  Christ is healing the sick at the Pool of Bethesda, with a large group of onlookers and a Roman aquaduct in the background.This huge painting was executed by Hogarth to hang on the staircase of St. Bartholomew’s Hospital, Smithfield where for the moment it still remains.