Etching with engraving, fine proof, scarce, "love inspiring Sappho to write an ode for music" in pencil on reverse. 274 x 209mm. 10¾ x 8¼". Trimmed to the plate.
Thalia, seated on a rock, holding a lyre and a mask, with a winged child flying the air trying to touch the mask; another mask and panflute on the ground. Illustration to "Songs, duets etc. in the Duenna,...as performed at the Theatre Royal in Covent Garden, written by Richard Brinsley Sheridan, 15th. ed. London, 1776".
De Vesme: 1787; ii/iii.
[Ref: 20477] £320.00