The Sleepy Eye that Spoke the Melting Soul.
Printed for Rob.t Sayer, No. 53 in Fleet Street. [n.d., c.1770]
Mezzotint with large margins, platemark 155 x 115mm (6 x 4½"). Crease lower right
Young lady in cap and shawl sitting with books on table. The title is a quotation from Alexander Pope's 'Imitations of Horace'. This print is one of at leasts four versions of the images. Earlier prints name Richard Wilson (best known for his landscapes) as the artist from whose painting the image derives.
Ex: collection of the Late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd
[Ref: 32371] £60.00