Nampont. Vide Yorick's Sentimental Journey Vol.1.Page 124.From the Original Picture, in the Possession of Commodore James. To whom this Print is inscribed by his very humble and Obedient Servant, George Carter.
[Inside image plate: ] Publish'd by J. Boydell Engraver, Cheapside, May 9.th 1774. [Inside title plate area:] Published May 9.th 1774 by John Boydell Engraver in Cheapside London.
Mezzotint, uncut with large margins. Sheet 706 x 531mm. 27¾ x 21"; image and title area in two separate plates. Soiling to upper margin edge.
Nampont, from Sterne's 'Sentimental Journey'; "The mourner was sitting upon a stone bench at the door, with the ass's pannel and its bridle on one side, which he took up from time to time,--then laid them down,--look'd at them, and shook his head. He then took his crust of bread out of his wallet again, as if to eat it; held it some time in his hand,--then laid it upon the bit of his ass's bridle,--looked wistfully at the little arrangement he had made--and then gave a sigh."
CS: 151. Whitman: 179; for another impression of this print, with its pair 'Maria' see ref. 29169
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