La Jeuness de Paul et Virginie.
Mezzotint and etching, rare. Plate 203 x 165mm. 8 x 6½". Large margins.
Paul and Virginie seated, greeted by a Mauritian and dog. A scene from the novel by Jacques-Henri Bernardin de Saint-Pierre. The good friends fall in love, but tragically die when the ship Le Saint-Geran is wrecked. The story is set on the island of Mauritius under French Rule, and written on the eve of the French Revolution.
[Ref: 21090] £180.00