The Birth of Shakespeare......Shakespeare Whom on the winding Avon's willowed banks Fair Fancy found and bore the smilimg Babe...On her soft lap he sat, and caught the sounds. The Enthusiast by Wharton Dodsley Vol.III.
[London Publish'd as the Act directs Feby. 1st. 1782. by A. Poggi, No. 4, Orchard Street Portman Square.]
Stipple, rare; 424 x 305mm (16¾ x 12"). Trimmed. Loss on left off image.
A young woman with wings on her head, seated in a landscape, holding a child in her left arm; the child, upper body bare, looking up at her, and stretching arms up; two masks on ground on the right.
De Vesme: 1819.
[Ref: 30842] £320.00