Here Pope Sung.The above was carved on Popes Beech Tree at Binfield, Berks, by another celebrated Poet Lord Lyttelton when on a Visit at Bill Hill, the seat of the late General Gower.
Etching on india laid paper, scratched open letter state, 330 x 250mm. 13 x 9¾". Slightly foxed.
A broad tree trunk with one single curling branch in a field in Binfield, Berkshire, with scattered trees and a shepherd leaning on his staff to left, his sheep grazing nearby. A tribute to Alexander Pope has been carved into the tree by George Lyttelton, 1st Baron Lyttelton of Frankley (1709 - 1773). Lyttelton was secretary to Frederick Prince of Wales, and author of many poetical and historical works.
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