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Affection.
Affection. One day pass'd by and nothing saw but Love / another came and still 'twas only Love. / The Sun, was weary'd out, with looking on [...]
G.B. Cipriani inv. F. Bartolozzi sculp.
London Publish'd June 1.st 1782 by J. Walker Carver, Gilder & Printseller No. 148, opposite Catherine Street, Strand.
Stipple printed in sepia, platemark 210 x 150mm (8¼ x 6") very large margins. Good impression.
Stipple engraving by Francesco Bartolozzi (1725-1815) after his frequent collaborator Giovanni Battista Cipriani (1727-85). Bartolozzi was born in Florence but migrated to England, and in 1768 was elected as a founding member of the Royal Academy in London (the RA did not admit engravers at this time but made an exception in his case). He was already hailed as the best engraver in Italy when he met George III's librarian Richard Dalton in 1763. Dalton invited Bartolozzi to London with a promise of an appointment as engraver to the king. In England he became the most celebrated exponent of the 'stipple' technique whereby he produced prints using dots rather than lines. In 1801 Bartolozzi was invited to Lisbon to reform the royal printing press, and he spent his final years in Portugal.
Calabi & De Vesme 571 iii/iii.
[Ref: 44205]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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Affection.
Affection.
Drawn by R. Cosway Esq.r & Engraved by P. Roberts, by permission of Cha.s Townley Esq.r.
London, Published Aug.st 1. 1804, at R. Ackermann's Repository of Arts, No. 101, Strand.
Mixed-method engraving and aquatint, rare. 140 x 115 (5½ x 4½"). On Whatman paper watermarked 1804. Trimmed to platemark.
A mother and son.
[Ref: 34258]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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L'Amour Victorieux de la Vertu.
L'Amour Victorieux de la Vertu.
Dessiné et Gravé par Wolff l’ainé.
A Paris chez Noël Freres. M.ds d’Estampes Rue S.t Jacques No.16 et Rue des Prêtres St. Germain l’Auxerois No.22. [n.d. c.1770.]
Rare stipple. 278 x 203mm. 11 x 8". Cut and trimmed.
Cupid victorious in winning Virtue.
[Ref: 19735]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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L'ecole de l'amour
L'ecole de l'amour
Clermont pinx: F. Pedro sculp. ap N. Cavalli Venetys [c.1770]
Fine engraving, platemark 285 x 220mm (11¼ x 8¾"). Very large margins.
Decorative scene after Jean François Clermont (1717-1817), French artist who also spent time in England working for Horace Walpole, Lord Stafford and the Prince of Wales.
[Ref: 38323]   £240.00  
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Celestial Harmony! Raise the full choral lay Seraphic choir And to your mellow notes altune to lyre..Celestial Love! Hail heav'n-born passion! Hail celestial love, Which forms the union of the blest above. Bellamy.
Celestial Harmony! Raise the full choral lay Seraphic choir And to your mellow notes altune to lyre..Celestial Love! Hail heav'n-born passion! Hail celestial love, Which forms the union of the blest above. Bellamy.
T. Cheesman del.t et sculp.t
P. Sintzenich Excud.t 5, Charles Street, Midd.x Hosptial. London: Published June 12, 1799, by P. Sintzenich No.5 Charles Street Middlesex Hospital.
Stipple. Plate 114 x 228mm (4½ x 9"), large margins.
Two oval frames on one plate, to the left: cherubs playing music on a cloud, one to the left reading a score with one to the right playing a lyre, other cherubs sit around the cloud listening. To the right: a unwinged cherubim down one knee proposing to a winged cherub.
[Ref: 23225]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Conventual Love.
Conventual Love. For the General Magazine.
[n.d., c.1787.]
Stipple, printed in sanguine, scarce. Sheet 195 x 120mm (7¾ x 4¾"). Trimmed into printed border.
A young man approaches a finely-dressed woman in an Italianate cityscape. A scene from one of Jean de la Fontaine's fables: Philippe, who, in dedication to God, retired to a mountain cave where his son grew up free from temptation. When, at age twenty, the youth emerged, Philippe truthfully explained to him all that he saw until they came to a party of young women. 'What is that?' asked the youth. 'A party of geese', his father replied. 'Father, I beg you, let us take one with us.' It was probably published in the 'General Magazine and Impartial Review', published briefly in 1787 by Thomas Bellamy (1745-1800).
[Ref: 34964]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Cupid's at Play.
Cupid's at Play.
G.B. Cipriani inv. F. Bartolozzi sculp.
Published Nov. 1. 1773. according to an Act of Parliament.
Circular stipple, printed in sanguine. Sheet 250 x 220mm (9¾ x 8¾"). Trimmed just within plate.
Three putti, two with feathered wings, the other with butterfly wings, play with a bow and arrows. A pair of cooing doves continue the love allegory.
De Vesme 396, iii.
[Ref: 38389]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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[Cupid and Psyche?]
[Cupid and Psyche?]
[Engraved by W. Baillie. n.d., c.1800.]
Stipple, 240 x 180mm. 9½ x 7".
Decorative stipple by Captain William Baillie (1723-1810). Baillie retired from the army in 1761 with the rank of Captain and thereafter devoted himself to printmaking and dealing. He specialised in imitating old-master drawings and prints, using a variety of printmaking techniques.

[Ref: 12273]   £280.00  
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Love supported by Hope. [&] Cupid going Post.
Love supported by Hope. [&] Cupid going Post.
From a Paper cut by the R.t Hon. Lady Templeton. Engrav'd by P.W. Tompkins.
Publish'd as the Act directs May 10: 1791 by P.W. Tomkins No. 49 New Bond St., London.
Pair of stipple engravings with large margins. Each 100 x 80mm (4 x 3¼").
A pair of stipples after papercuts by Elizabeth Upton, Lady Templetown (1747-1823), an artist who provided designs for Josiah Wedgewood.
[Ref: 31776]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT) view all images for this item
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A Sacrifice to Cupid.
A Sacrifice to Cupid. From an Original by J.B. Cipriani in the possession of W. Palmer.
I.B. Cipriani R.A. Inv.t F. Bartolozzi R.A. Sculp.t
Publish'd Nov.r 1:st 1783 by W. Palmer No.139 Strand.
Stipple 246 x 285mm (9¾ x 11¼"). Trimmed.
Cupid, in the middle, standing on an altar, holding a torch in his left hand; behind him, a globe; in front of the altar, a burning fire; on the left and right, seven young women playing tribute to Cupid with offerings, music and prayer; another Cupid lits his torch.
De Vesme 395: iv/iv.
[Ref: 30029]   £260.00  
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[Nuptiae Cupidinis et Psychae.]
[Nuptiae Cupidinis et Psychae.]
G.B. Cipriani delt. I. Geremia inc.t
[n.d. c.1800.]
Stipple and etching. Plate 222 x 152mm. 8¾ x 6".
The marriage of Cupid and Psyche. The veiled couple walk holding a bird and mourning; Hymen carrying a basket of fruit behind and two cupids leading the way. A copy of Bartolozzi's print after Cipriani's study from a cameo by Tryphon.
De Vesme: 2307; copy. See ref 20470.
[Ref: 20469]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Ex Dactyliotheca Ducis Malburiensis.
Ex Dactyliotheca Ducis Malburiensis.
G.B. Cipriani del. I.K. Sherwin Sculp.
[n.d. c.1800.]
Stipple and etching in red ink. 255 x 210mm. 10 x 8¼".
The marriage of Cupid and Psyche. The veiled couple walk holding a bird and mourning; Hymen carrying a basket of fruit behind and two cupids leading the way. A copy of Bartolozzi's print after Cipriani's study from a cameo by Tryphon.
De Vesme: 2307; copy. See ref 20469.
[Ref: 20470]   £110.00   (£132.00 incl.VAT)
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[Cupid Burning Armour.]
[Cupid Burning Armour.]
[London: J. Boydell, 1782.]
Fine stipple, proof before title, image 130 x 160mm. 5 x 6¼". Trimmed within lower platemark; a strong impression.
Cupid holding a torch and burning a helmet; bow, quiver and books scattered to right. Coat of arms to lower margin. After Elisabetta Sirani (1638 - 1665). From 'The Houghton Gallery', a set of 162 prints reproducing paintings from the collection of Sir Robert Walpole at Houghton. The project was initiated by John Boydell after it had become increasingly likely that the collection would have to be sold (the paintings were eventually sold to Catherine of Russia in 1778 and are now part of the Hermitage Museum's collections). The plates were published from 1774 to 1788 in two volumes.
[Ref: 18830]   £90.00   (£108.00 incl.VAT)
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[Cupid Sleeping.]
[Cupid Sleeping.] Qu'il possede de Charmes / Dans son Sommeil! / Qu'il causera de larmes / A son Réveil.
Guido Reni Pinxit. Vendramini scu.t.
[n.d., 1780.]
Stipple. Sheet 135 x 140mm, 5¼ x 5½". Trimmed and mounted in album paper.
Cupid asleep on a couch, his chin on his hand, the elbow propped on a cushion on the right, with a curtain above to right.
probably derived from Robert Strange's engraving of the same image, for which see ref. 19734
[Ref: 26589]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Cupid's Whispers.
Cupid's Whispers.
Painted by W. Bouguereau. Etched by A.J. Annedouche.
London, Published 1894, by Arthur Tooth & Sons, 5 & 6, Haymarket S.W. & 295, Fifth Avenue, New York. Copyright Registered & Mess.rs Stiefbold & Co. Berlin. Printed by A. Salmon & Ardail, Paris.
Engraving on on chine collé. Plate 525 x 316mm (20¾ x 12½").
A woman sat on a chair by a marble column; a winged cupid hovers by whispering into her ear.
See Ref: 29283 for signed proof.
[Ref: 29280]   £280.00  
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[Cupid's Whispers.]
[Cupid's Whispers.]
[Signed in pencil:] Annedouche. Wm Bouguereau.
London, Published 1894, by Arthur Tooth & Sons, 5 & 6, Haymarket S.W. & 295, Fifth Avenue, New-York. Copyright Registered & Mess.rs Stiefbold & Co. Berlin. Printed by A. Salmon & Ardail, Paris.
Engraving on on chine collé, proof signd by artist and engraver. Printseller's Association stamp. Limited edition 75 signed proofs. Plate 528 x 316mm (20¾ x 12¾").
A woman sat on a chair by a marble column; a winged cupid hovers by whispering into her ear.
See Ref: 29280 for lettered version.
[Ref: 29283]   £480.00  
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The First Kiss of Love.
The First Kiss of Love. But soft_to wound those tender lips forbear, Or dread, the fatal Vengeance of the Fair: Tho' sharp Your Strings, her eyes can scatter round, Darts, that with more tormenting strings may wound; Nor, as ye sip, inflict the slightest pain, For unreveng's the Wrong will ne'er remain; But gently gather from those precious rills, Th'ambrosial drops each humid lip destills.
G.B. Cipriani inv. F. Bartolozzi Sculps. R. Stanier Excudit.
Pubd. July 1.1787 by R. Stanier No.15 Villiers Street, Strand, & T. Simpson St. Pauls Church Yard.
Stipple and etching, very decorative. Plate 208 x 235mm. 8¼ x 9¼". Trimmed to plate.
The first kiss of love. A woman sleeping in a garden, reclining on a large sofa, breasts bare, her left arm resting on a cushion, right hand holding roses; Cupid behind her, his left hand lifting a veil over her head, right index finger touching his right eye; to right, a vase on ornamental pedestal.
De Vesme: 1317 iv/iv.
[Ref: 20442]   £360.00  
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Infancy sporting with Love.
Infancy sporting with Love.
[After Anthony Van Dyck].
Printed for Carrington Bowles, No.69 in St. Pauls Church Yard, London.
Mezzotint with very large margins. Platemark: 150 x 110mm (6 x 4¼"). Small tear in lower margin. Light rubbing to title area.
A scene depicting Cupid, nude and holding a dove, playing with a boy, nude apart from a loose sheet. A quiver with arrows can be seen on the ground. A dense woodland can be seen in the background.
Ex: collection of the late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 32982]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Sacrifice to Love.
Sacrifice to Love.
[Cosway pinx.t. Menageot Sculp.t.]
[London, Pub.d Dec.r 11, 1780, by E. Hedges, No. 92 Cornhill.]
Stipple, printed in sanguine. Trimmed to image, oval 180 x 130mm, 7 x 5" at most, title pasted underneath. On album paper. Cut.
A nymph alighting, waving her arms and holding a torch, from a carriage behind in which cupid sits at right, his bow aimed to front, a smoking altar beside at left and two doves embracing on the ground before it.
Daniell 201.
[Ref: 26434]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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In Heaven as on Earth Eternally United. No Time the Dear Remembrance can Remove. No Time Shall Cancel thy Desert. Ev'n o'er your Marble Tomb my Constant Heart will ever Mourn. He Sleeps in Dust & all the Muses Mourn. The Obvious Ills which Checker Human
In Heaven as on Earth Eternally United. No Time the Dear Remembrance can Remove. No Time Shall Cancel thy Desert. Ev'n o'er your Marble Tomb my Constant Heart will ever Mourn. He Sleeps in Dust & all the Muses Mourn. The Obvious Ills which Checker Human Life to the Sweet Babe are Happily Unknown. In Silent Sorrow o'er they Tomb I'll Mourn. Why do thou Mourn while he with Kindred Angels Reign. The Feeling Heart alone should Tarry here. In grief of Heart I drop the Dutious Tear. Like a Flower in Early Bloom in Early Bloom she Died. Still shall thy Grave with rising Flowers be Drest and the Green Turf lye lightly on they Brest. Here shall the Morn her Earliest Tears bestow Here the First Rose in the year shall Blow. [Numbered stipple ovals:] 1. Conjugal Sorrow. 2. Dito....D.o. 3. Disappointed Hope. 4. Peace & Love. 5. Friendship & Sincerity...15. Hope. 16. Parental Sorrow. 17. Love & Fidelity. 18. Hope & Sincerity. 19. Maternal Sorrow. 20. Filial Sorrow. 21. Conjugal Sorrow.
Designed by J. Hopkins.
[n.d. c.1797.]
Stipple and etching, rare. Sheet 305 x 204mm (12 x 8").
A collection of oval stipples depicting love, hope, courtship, harmony, friendship, sincerity, fidelity, affection, peace and sorrow.
[Ref: 30459]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Love and Affection.
Love and Affection.
Sketch'd by R.K. Porter. Engraved by Cheesman.
Pub as the Act directs. Jan.1.1805, by P. Sintzenich, 5, Charles Street, Midd.x Hospital London.
Stipple. Plate 260 x 304mm. 10¼ x 12". Large margins, some creasing.
Love and Affection; two winged cherubs being blessed.
[Ref: 23201]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Love and Hope.
Love and Hope.
H. Bunbury Esqr,, Delint: [C. Knight.]
Pubd: Decr. 1st; 1786 by W. Dickinson No.24 New Bond Street.
Stipple and etching, proof?, printed in brown ink. 160 x 200mm, 6¼ x 8".
Two young women standing either side of a gate, looking over to a soldier seated holding a rifle at left; oval design. After Henry William Bunbury (1750 - 1811).
See BM 1917,0208.2957 for an impression with verse added below the title.
[Ref: 26899]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Love Disappointed.
Love Disappointed.
W.Beachy pinx.t. R. Read sc.
London, Published Jan.y 1.st 1784 by J. Birchall No.473 Strand.
Stipple, printed in sepia. Sheet: 240 x 255mm (9½ x 10"). Slight staining.
An allegorical scene in which a woman holds one of cupid's arrows aloft.
[Ref: 46904]   £260.00  
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Love in Bondage.
Love in Bondage. From the Original Picture of the same size, Painted by Guido Reni; In the Possession of Mr Cipriani. [with Cipriani's mongram 'GBC'.)
Guideo Reni Pinx.t. R. Earlom fecit.
John Boydell excudit, 1767 [but c.1784.]
Mezzotint. 245 x 195mm (9¾ x 7¾") very large margins.
Cupid blindfolded and bound to a tree. From a later collection of Boydell's prints.
[Ref: 44180]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Love Sheltered.
Love Sheltered. It's a cold, rainy night, and I'm wet to the skin / And I have lost my way, Ma'am: so pray let me in [...]
H. Thomson Pinx.t W.m Say Sculp.t
London, Published Nov.r 10.th 1806 by H. Macklin, 39, Fleet Street
Mezzotint, Open-letter proof, rare, platemark 655 x 415mm (25¾ x 16¼") very large margins.
Allegorical scene after one of the major works of Henry Thomson (1777-1843), engraved the same year as the Thomson painted the picture. Thomson was elected as a Royal Academician two years earlier, in 1804, and in 1825 would succeed Henry Fuseli as keeper of the Royal Academy.
[Ref: 45436]   £420.00  
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[Love's Message.]
[Love's Message.]
[Signed in pencil:] Wm Bouguereau. A. Annedouche.
Copyright 1899 by Messrs Arthur Tooth & Sons Publishers, 5 & 6 Haymarket London, 41 Boulevard des Capucines, Paris, 299 Fifth Avenue, New York, & Mess.rs Stiefbold & Co, Berlin. Printed by Mess.rs A. Salmon & Ardail, Porcabcuf, succ.n, Paris.
Engraving on on chine collé, proof signd by artist and engraver. Printseller's Association stamp. Artist proof 75 only. Plate 511 x 341mm (21¼ x 13½").
A woman standing with a cupid hovering next to her; a message of love and seduction.
[Ref: 29282]   £450.00  
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Market of Love.
Market of Love.
F. Bartolozzi R.A. Engraver to His Majesty, invt. & sculpt.
Publish'd 4th May, 1801, by Anth.y Molteno, Printseller to her Royal Highness the Duchess of York, No.29 Pall Mall, London.
Stipple and etching, on later paper, 225 x 265mm (9 x 10½").
In front of a tree, four classical women kneeling and standing around a fenced enclosure holding three winged putti; in the background on the left, another nymph carrying away a putto on her shoulder. A reissue of the plate published in 1795 by Molteno and C. Guisan, with evidence of ware. By Francesco Bartolozzi (1728 - 1815).
De Vesme 440, undescribed state. See BM 1951,0723.21.
[Ref: 22471]   £230.00  
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Maternal Affection.
Maternal Affection. From a Bas Relief in Hurst Church.
R. Westmacott R.A. sculpr. Drawn on Stone by H. Corbould.
[London: F. Moser, 1820.]
Lithograph on india paper, india 305 x 275mm. 12 x 10¾". India paper creased and bubbled.
Classical design in a roundel; a young woman kneeling in profile to right holding a child in her lap which looks up at her while two other children lean against her back. From an edition of four lithographs of which there is a complete set in original wrappers in the BM. The wrapper is lettered: 'The Art of Design of the English School, in a Series of Drawings on Stone: from original works in Painting & Sculpture'. Sir Richard Westmacott (1775 - 1856) is the sculptor. A Royal Academician and Professor of Sculpture at the Royal Academy, Westmacott was responsible for the design of 'The Progress of Civilization', the sculpture for the British Museum pediment. He received commissions for monuments in all parts of the country, as well as in India and the colonies.
BM 1893,0803.84.
[Ref: 22157]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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The Sacrifice to Love.
The Sacrifice to Love.
London, Publish'd July 2, 1787 by C. Taylor, No 10 near Castle Street, Holborn.
Stipple with large margins, printed in brown. 175 x 120mm, 7 x 4¾".
A classical scene, with a woman presentign a garland of flowers to a winged Cupid, who is seated on the smoke from a brazier. It was published in 'The Cabinet of Genius: containing frontispieces and characters adapted to the most popular poems', a colection of 95 stipples engraved by Charles Taylor and John Ogborne mostly after designs by Samuel Shelley and Robert Smirke.
[Ref: 24688]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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Veneris Triumphus.
Veneris Triumphus. Illa quidem totum dignissima temperat orbem. Illa tenet nullo regna minora Deo. Ovid: Fast: Lib: IV.V: 91.
C. Cignani inv: et. del: J.M. Liotard sculpsit.
[n.d., 1743.]
A rare & fine engraving. Sheet 500 x 865mm (19¾ x 34") Trimmed within plate.
A scene representing Love's triumph over learning, glory and the arts, one of seven cartoons drawn by Carlo Cignani (1628-1719) for the fresco decorations on the walls of a room in the Palazzo del Giardino at Parma. Venus sits holding Cupid in her arms as her triumphal chariot (drawn by two young satyrs and two putti with their hands tied behind their backs) crushes a book, an eagle standard, a sword, a pair of compasses, a laurel-wreath and a palette. The procession is headed by a winged youth playing a harp and includes the Three Graces. Cignani's frescoes were begun in about 1678 and survive today, although they suffered damage in the Second World War. The cartoons came into the possession of Joseph Smith (1682-1770, the British consul at Venice, 1744-60, and patron of Canaletto) in the 1730s, where Jean Michel Liotard saw them and engraved them for his 'Monochromata Septem Caroli Cignanti Bononiensis', as this print. The cartoons were bought by George III in 1762 and are now in the Royal Collection at Hampton Court.
[Ref: 46261]   £480.00  
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[A woman and cupid.]
[A woman and cupid.]
J.H. Benwell Delin. Engraved by C: Knight.
[n.d., c.1790.]
Hand coloured stipple with etching, sheet 170 x 135mm. 6¾ x 5¼". Trimmed within plate. Soiled.
Cupid has loosed an arrow that seems about to penetrate the heart of a seated woman, who thinks about her love. After John Hodges Benwell (1764 - 1785).
[Ref: 10012]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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