[First Whispers of Love.]
Copyright 1895 by Mess.rs Arthur Tooth & Sons, Publishers, 5 & 6, Haymarket, London, S.W. & 295, Fifth Avenue, New York, & Mess.rs Stiefbold & Co. Berlin. Printed in London by T. Ross & Son.
Mezzotint with etching on chine collé, proof signed both by artist and engraver; Printseller's Association stamp. Limited edition signed proofs 225; Plate 685 x 425mm (27 x 16¾"). Some foxing and staining.
A young woman in classical dress sitting barefoot on a garden wall, hands loosely clasped in her lap, right elbow resting on an urn beside her, looking dreamily ahead while an infant cupid hovers by her head, whispering into her ear; Mediterranean landscape behind.
[Ref: 29279] £450.00