[May Day, or Kate of Aberdeen.]
Publish'd as the Act Directs, March 4 1782 by T. Macklin No. 30 Fleet Street London.
Coloured stipple engraving, Proof impression. 325 x 380mm.
A girl standing in the middle of a circle of spectators in a village, wearing a veil and with her arms outstretched as if partaking in a game, the group including a figure in kilt in the left foreground and a shepherd behind, a church(?) tower visible above trees behind and landscape beyond at right; oval design, after Charles Bretherton. Kate of Aberdeen is a poem by John Cunningham 1729-1773, the published state of this engraving carries lines of verse from the poem. Cunningham's title was "May-Eve or Kate of Aberdeen."
From the Oettingen-Wallerstein Collection, Sotheby's London 1997.
[Ref: 10549] £380.00