Happy St. Patrick's Day!
St. Patrick Hibernie Apostle. Hand-coloured mezzotint from The British Museum.
Saint Patrick shown full length expelling the snakes from Ireland; standing in a landscape, looking to left with one hand raised in blessing, holding a crook and wearing a Bishop's robes and mitre, while snakes, toads and dragons crowd around his feet; a church and village in the background. 1806
Hand-coloured mezzotint with etching.
Inscription Content: Lettered below the image with the title and 'Born in the Year 361, Died in the Year 458.