Tantalizing. He that denies what Beauty has beseech'd,/ Should like the little Churl be overeach'd. [&] The Charmers. Music can soften pain to ease,/ And make despair and madness please:
London Pub. Jan. 1. 1795, by C. Knight, No. 53, Piccadilly. [&] London: Published Novr. 1st. 1796, by C. Knight, at Mr. Bradshaw's, Brewer Street, Golden Square.
Pair of stipples with etching, each c.390 x 440mm. 15¼ x 17¼". Trimmed to lower platemark. Slightly soiled.
A girl and child by foliage laden with grapes or berries; in the second image four children, the nearest playing a lute with her back to the viewer, with two boys opposite singing from sheets of music, and a younger child to right playing a triangle. A very decorative pair after Rev Matthew William Peters (1742 - 1814).
Lady Victoria Manners' 'Matthew William Peters, R.A.' p.65
[Ref: 10010] £420.00