In 1750 The Recueil d’estampes d’apres les plus celeres tableaux de la Galerie Royale de Drede
(The Dresden Gallery ) invited artists from all over Europe to engrave the masterworks from their vast and impressive collection. Volume One of fifty engravings were completed in 1753 and the second in 1757 ( Volume Two). These engravings allow the general public to have the opportunity to admire the great artists of the early 18th century in their own home.Giovanni Bellini (1426-1516) was one of the early masters in the technique of oil painting and was a leading painter in his time. This is an exquisite portrait of Jesus in good condition. There is a crease that begins in the top right ouside edge of the image and angles down to the bottom right corner of the margin.