Cupid and Cephisa,One Day as I was walking in the Woods [...] From the Original Picture, in the possession of George Bowles, Esqr.
London, Publish'd July 10th. 1789 by T Burke, No. 5, Great College Street, Westminster.
Stipple and etching, with large margins; 475 x 340mm (18¾ x 13½". Damage to title area.
A scene from Montesquieu's 'Céphise et l'Amour': Cupid is discovered by Cephisa and a male companion, asleep in a bush of flowers. The man is intended to be the author (Charles-Louis de Secondat, Baron de la Brède et de Montesquieu, 1689-1755).
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