[The Finding of Perdita.]
Published Aug. 21. 1832: for the Chalcographic Society, by I.S. Agar, Angel Lane, Hammersmith, and may be had of the principal Printsellers in the United Kingdom.
Stipple and engraving on india paper, proof before title with a royal crest below the image. A fine impression, with wide margins.
An illustration of William Shakespeare's 'The Winter's Tale' (Act I, Scene III): the shepherd kneels in the shelter of rocks, lifting a rich fringed shawl covering the baby Perdita with both hands; he looks up to right at a boy, who carries a basket and spade and looks down on the child in surprise and delight. A dog standing to left, a scroll and casket on the ground. This is actually a re-published plate; the print was first published in 1824. After Henry Thomson RA (1773 - 1843).
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