Wisdom. From the Original Picture presented to the City by Ald.n Boydell.To Their Most Excellent Majesties King George III & Queen Charlotte, This Print is most humbly dedicated by their most Dutiful and Loyal Subject, Jn.o Boydell.
Pub. Sept. 29 1799 by J. & J. Boydell, No 90, Cheapside, & at the Shakspeare Gallery, Pall Mall, London.
Stipple with very large magins. 595 x 440mm (23½ x 17¼"). Surface abrasion, some repairs.
Minerva with helmet and shield, an owl to the left and lamb and cockerel to the right, a boy at her feet holding an open book. Top left a putto holds up a mirror, with two others holding up an uroboros (the ancient ring symbol of a snake eating its own tail) to the right. From a series of four moral allegories, with Happiness, Providence & Innocence.
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