[Musical emblem; billhead/trade card?]
Etched vignette, a cluster of musical instruments behind an open book of music, surmounted by the head of Apollo(?), with laurel crown. Perhaps for a tradesman's advertising stationary. Watermarked laid paper, sheet 110 x 95mm, 4¼ x 3¾". Crease through upper part; trimmed within plate (a fragment of a larger design?).
William Darling was an engraver working alone from 1771-1790 and then in partnership with John Peter Thompson after 1790. He published for which may be the origins of this musical vignette.
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