[Prospero Disarming Ferdinand.]
Published according to Act of Parliament by Thomas Macklin of the Poets Gallery London 1792.
Stipple and etching in brown ink, progress proof before title, scratched publication line only, scarce. 410 x 480mm, 16 x 19".
Outside Prospero's grotto, the Duke stands waving a wand in the direction of Ferdinand at left, while Miranda kneels beside her father, tugging at his arm; behind in the cave Ariel plays a harp. Illustration of William Shakespeare's 'The Tempest' (Act 1, Scene 2), from the series 'Macklin's Shakespeare Gallery', After Henry William Bunbury (1750 - 1811).
[Ref: 17192] £280.00