Charlotte.The Shade of my Mother hovers round me, when in a still evening I sit in the midst of her Children, I wish that she could look down upon us, and see that I fulfil the promise I made her to be a Mother to them. Sorrows of Werter. To the Hon.ble Miss Grenville. This Print after an Original Drawing by H. Bunbury Esq.r is with the greatest respect Dedicated by Her most obedient humble Servant W. Dickinson.
London, Publish'd August 21.st 1783 by W. Dickinson Engraver & Printseller No.158 New Bond Street.
Etching with stipple, printed in sanguine, with very large margins. Plate 400 x 361mm. 15¾ x 14¼". Very fine & rare.
A woman seated in profile to right, holding a handkerchief on her laps with both hands; a little girl standing next to her, almost in profile to left, putting both hands on the woman's lap and looking up towards her; to right, an older girl seated, holding a book open on her lap with both hands, looking up to the sky; to left, a boy seated, in profile to left, blowing a trumpet. Illustrates 'Die Leiden des Jungen Werthers (The Sorrows of the Young Werter)' by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832).
De Vesme: 1415.
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