The First Kiss of Love.But soft_to wound those tender lips forbear, Or dread, the fatal Vengeance of the Fair: Tho' sharp Your Strings, her eyes can scatter round, Darts, that with more tormenting strings may wound; Nor, as ye sip, inflict the slightest pain, For unreveng's the Wrong will ne'er remain; But gently gather from those precious rills, Th'ambrosial drops each humid lip destills.
Pubd. July 1.1787 by R. Stanier No.15 Villiers Street, Strand, & T. Simpson St. Pauls Church Yard.
Stipple and etching, very decorative. Plate 208 x 235mm. 8¼ x 9¼". Trimmed to plate.
The first kiss of love. A woman sleeping in a garden, reclining on a large sofa, breasts bare, her left arm resting on a cushion, right hand holding roses; Cupid behind her, his left hand lifting a veil over her head, right index finger touching his right eye; to right, a vase on ornamental pedestal.
De Vesme: iv/iv.
[Ref: 20442] £360.00