Narcissus and the Nymph Echo. 341.Ye Fates what made me chance to stroll that way; _Where Young Narcissus self admiring lay.
Fine mezzotint with some etching, small margins. Plate 151 x 114mm (6 x 4½").
The myth of Echo and Narcissus updated for the Georgian period: a young military officer in full regimentals wearing a gorget and fringed sash, with a toupet-wig, lies on the grass admiring his reflection in a pool. His hat and sword lie beside him. A young woman, fashionably dressed, wearing a hat over a large frilled cap, stands behind a low bank holding out her hands in despair.
From the Oettingen-Wallerstein Collection. BM Satires: 6157 (cf).
[Ref: 28362] £140.00