Pamela and Phyloclea.Here nor Treason is hid vailed in Innocence,/ Nor Envie's Snakie Eye findes any Harbour here. Sydney's Arcadia.
Published Novr. 17th. 1777, by W. Shropshire, No.158, New Bond Street.
Mezzotint, . 255 x 190mm, 10 x 7½". A fine impression, with good margins.
Two shepherdesses in oval frame; one with crook, the other in wide-brimmed hat with exposed breast, holding a bird's nest with two doves sitting on it. A scene illustrating 'The Countess of Pembroke's Arcadia' (1580, pub. 1590) by Sir Philip Sidney (1554 – 1586). After Sir Peter Lely (1618 - 1680).
Chaloner Smith 155. Whitman 204. Only state.
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