John Baptist Jackson
British (1701- c.1777/80)
Melchisedech Blessing Abraham, [after Francesco Bassano (Italian 1549-1592)], 1743
Kainen 31; Le Blanc 1; Nagler 19. Signed and inscribed on block lower right: "Per-illustri D.no D.no / Joanni Reade/ Tabellam hanc in obse- / quentissimæ reverentiæ / specimen D. D. D. / J. B. Jackson / ex Tabella penes / D. Jos.h Smith". Bears the collector's stamp (Lugt 860) of Karl Ewald Hasse (1810-1902), a 19th century German professor of medicine at the University of Genttingue, in the lower right margin. A fine impression in fine condition aside from printer's crease as issued in lower left corner, printed in four color blocks on cream laid paper with margins measuring around 3/4 inch.