[Laetitia / The Virtuous Parent.]
London Published 1908 by Henry Graves & Co. Ltd, 6 Pall Mall S.W. Printed by A. Salmon, Paris.
Mezzotint on india laid paper, proof before title, 440 x 350mm. 17¼ x 13¾".
A young woman wearing a wide brimmed hat with a plume in the centre of a simple interior, where her mother sits on the left, holding up a handkerchief as she laments her daughter who offers a present to her father. The father sits to right, looking away unhappily and throwing out his arms in refusal of the offering; on the wall behind are pictures of 'Virginia' and 'Good Samaritan'. Originally plate 3 to a set of six, 'Laetitia', after George Morland (1762/3 - 1804). Printseller's Association blindstamp lower left.
Printseller's Association: pg.146.
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