Fonrose and Adelaide [&] Adelaide and Fonrose.One day when they happened to meet on the declivity of the hill. Shephard, said she to him, are you leading your flocks far off. These first words of Adelaide caused an emotion in Fonrose which almost deprived him of the use of his voice. [/] You must no longer conceal from me who you are, you have said too much about it to dissemble any longer. Well then, I am_I am Fonrose, the son of those travellers whom you filled with admiration and respect. All that they related to your virtues and your charms inspired me with the fatal design of coming to see you in this disguise. [/] Marmontels moral tal of the Shepherdess of the Alps.
london publish'd may 17, 1785 by Ia.s Birchall No. 473, Strand.
Very fine stipple engravings with large margins. Platemark: 255 x 195mm. (10 x 7¾") each. Glued to album sheet at corners.
Pair of scenes from Marmontel's 'La Bergère des Alpes' ('the Shepherdess of the Alps) with the shepherdess Adelaide and nobleman Fonrose (disguised as a shepherd).
From the Oettingen-Wallerstein Collection.
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