Il'Penseroso. L'Allegro.Hence, vain deluding Joys. Hence, loathed Melancholy.
London Published 4th. January 1799, by G. Keating No. 18 Warwick Street, Golden Square.
Stipple, 460 x 545mm. 18 x 21½". Very fine impression. Some light staining.
Two young women in a landscape, said to be the actresses Mary Ann Yates (1728 - 1787) and Dorothy Jordan (1761 - 1816), standing next to a table on which stand a book and hour-glass. Illustrates the twin pastoral poems 'L'Allegro' and 'Il Penseroso' by John Milton, published in 1645. After George Romney (1734 - 1802).
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