[The Seasons.][Inside the angel's scroll:] Nature, attend! Join every living soul, Beneath the spacious temple of
Published as the act Directs June 10 1798.
Stipple. 385 x 261mm. 15¼ x 10¼". Some foxing and creasing.
One of the pages from "The Seasons" by James Thomson (London: 1797.] James Thomson (1700-1748) was a Scottish poet and playwright. He is known for his masterpiece 'The Seasons', some words of which can be seen on the scroll held by the angel; seated on a cloud with her wind spread and holding a lyre. It took some years before he published his set of four seasons together. He started off with Winter, first published in 1726, followed by Summer in 1727. He wrote Spring in 1728 and finally Autumn in 1730, when he eventually published the set of four together as 'The Seasons'.
From the Collection of J.S. Bumpus.
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