May.Maia the Mother of Mercury drawn by Gemini.
Pub. June 1. 1807 by R. Ackermann at his Repository of Arts 101 Strand, London [but later].
Hand-coloured stipple and etching, reissue on J. Whatman paper watermarked 1811, partly printed in colour. 195 x 260mm, 7¾ x 10¼". Small marginal tears. Some faint creasing. Uncut.
A robed female figure from classical mythology seated in a carriage with her son Mercury on her lap, holding his staff for which he reaches in her right hand and a tambourine in her left. Pulled by Gemini, represented by two putti with stars suspended above their heads. Very faint trace upper right: "Price 2s/. plain 4s/. Cold.". After Edward Francis Burney (1760 - 1848), from a series of allegories of the months.
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