Lindorf's, First View of Caroline.
London: Published Jany. 1st. 1788, by John Harris, Sweetings Alley Cornhill & No.8 Broad Street.
Stipple with etching in brown ink, sheet 390 x 340mm. 15¼ x 13½". Trimmed to plate.
A hunter with his gun and dogs looks up at a women singing from a song book on a balcony, accompanying herself on a guitar. Illustrates 'Caroline de Lichtfield, ou Mémoires d'une Famille Prussienne', by Swiss novelist Isabelle de Montolieu (1751 - 1832), an influential instant best-seller in the 1780s that stayed in print until the mid-19th century. Six line quotation from volume I in English and French below title. After Thomas Stothard (1755 - 1834).
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