Credulous Innocence.In baleful whispers see the temper tries. To fill the Maid with prospects fine and gay, Her Lewd invention deals out pleasant lies to lead believing innocence astray.
London Pub.d Nov.r 5, 1788, by Ia.s Birchall No.473, Strand.
Mezzotint, very large margins. Plate 506 x 355mm. 20 x 14".
A young woman sitting in a bare interior, unaware of a young man who peers slyly through the window, listening attentively to another woman in tattered clothes with a broad-brimmed hat, who reads her palm, a child carrying a basket of straw, bundle and water bottle standing beside her, looking towards the viewer, holding onto her mother's skirt.
CS: p.1646 [listed].
[Ref: 26960] £320.00