Thisbe.Ev'n in this narrow chinkthey quickly found [/] A friendly passage for a trackless sound, [/] Safely they told their sorrows, and their joys, [/] In whisper'd murmurs, and a dying noise.
Publish'd Dec.r 5th, by Bull & Jeffryes. Ludgate Hill London.
Stipple engraving with large margins. Platemark: 395 x 290mm. (15½ x 11¼"). Slight stain inside platemark on right side.
Thisbe listening through a chink in a stone wall. Pyramus and Thisbe is the story of two lovers in the city of Babylon who occupy connected houses, forbidden by their parents to be wed. Through a crack in one of the walls, they whisper their love for each other. From Shakepeare's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'.
From the Oettingen-Wallerstein Collection.
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