The Woodland Maid.Hence let me haste into the Mid-wood shade, [/] Where scarce a Sunbeam wanders throu' the gloom, [/] And on the dark-green Grass, beside the Bank [/] Of bounded stream, that by the Roots of Oak [/] Rolls o'er the rocky Channel, lie at large, [/] And sing the glories of the circling Year. [/] Thomson's Summer Ver 4.
Published Feby. 6th. 1794. W. Bond No. 98. Charlotte Street Rathbone Place.
Stipple and etching printed in colours with some hand colouring. Sheet: 350 x 480mm (13¾ x 18¾"). Trimmed. Creasing.
Portrait of Miss Emily de Visme (Murray) d.1883, daughter of Gerald de Visme. She married General Sir Henry Murray, son of the 2nd Earl of Mansfield. Here as a young girl, in a dress and matching bonnet, on a rock amongst woods and foliage. Murray is here used to illustrate the poem 'The Seasons' by James Thomson (1700 - 1748). Lettered below image with three lines of verse from the poem, in two columns.
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