Vigilance.See Vigilance stands rapt. Her starry Eyes, eternally on Guard, Bend their firm Gaze on heav'n: her deathless Torch Flames the bright Emblem of her ferved Zeal; And at her side her feather'd Centinel Unslumb'ring keep his watch.
London Pub.d Feb.t 1.st 1798 by Colnaghi, Sala, & Co. (late Torre) No.132 Pall Mall.
Stipple and etching. 185 x 140mm. 7¼ x 5½". Very slight foxing.
A girl with bare breasts looking up to the heavens holding a flaming torch in her right hand and a cockerel close to her left side.
De Vesme: 738; iii/iii, but later state.
[Ref: 20575] £180.00