The Boy Discovering the Golden Eggs. [&] The Boy Disappointed of His Treasure.
London, Published Jan.y 1.1796, by John Jeffreyes Ludgate Hill.
Pair of coloured mezzotints with small margins, partly printed in colour. Plate 603 x 440mm (23¾ x 17¼").
A boy and girl standing in front of the ruins of a wooden shed, the boy, smiling towards the viewer, displays two golden eggs to the girl, who throws up her hands in delight, while the goose flaps its wings, standing between them. [&] A boy and girl distraught at the death of their golden goose; the girl standing in the background, wiping her eyes, the boy sitting at a table on which the goose lies dead, one hand to his head, the other holding the goose's feet.
CS: listed on p.1646.
[Ref: 31116] £690.00