The Billet Doux, [The Love Letter]
London, Published by Mr. F.C. Lewis, 12, Charlotte Street, Rathbone Place, 1827.
Stipple with etching and some aquatint, india paper; 285 x 205mm. 11¼ x 8". A fine impression; trace of crease through lower right corner.
A young woman contemplating the contents of the valentine she holds in her left hand; balustrade behind and a ship at sea in the background. Four lines of verse below title. After Gilbert Stuart Newton (1794 - 1835).
From the Encombe Collection, Lord Eldon.
[Ref: 21652] £80.00