Nampont & Maria.Vide Yorick's Sentimental Journey Vol. 1. Page 124. From the Original Picture, in the Possesion of Commodore James. To whom this Print is inscribed by his very humble and Obedient servant. George Carter. [&] Maria. Vide Yorick's Sentimental Journey Vol. 2.d. Page 170 [...]
Published May 9th, 1774 by John Boydell, Engraver in Cheapside London. [&] Published April 25th 1774 by John Boydell, Engraver in Cheapside, London.
Scarce pair of mezzotints with large margins. Each 440 x 550mm (17¼ x 21¾"). Unexamined out of frames. Slight toning.
Two scenes from Laurence Sterne's 'A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy' written and first published in 1768: the character of Nampont, whole-length, sitting on ledge of dilapidated building, looking down at his open satchel and hat at right; a donkey can be seen lying dead beneath row of trees to the left; a wicker basket is in the foreground, lower left; and Maria, as played by Miss Carter (Smith), with a poodle.
Whitman 179; Chaloner Smith: 151 & CS: 35; Frankau 65 II of II; O'Dench 37 II of II. Ex Collection: The Late Honourable Christopher Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 29169] £690.00