The Full of the Honey -Moon. [&] The Wane of the Honey-Moon.
Published 1st Sep.r 1789, by Robert Sayer 53, Fleet Street, London.
Pair of mezzotints. Each c.605 x 450mm (23¾ x 17¾"). Trimmed inside platemark; repairs.
Soon after marrying, the bride discovers her groom has been unfaithful by reading a letter while he sleeps; she vows to 'punish by retaliation' and takes advantage of an opportunity at a masked ball. Pair of large mezzotints after Francis Wheatley (1747-1801), who produced many paintings subsequently engraved to emphasise the sentimental and moralizing themes also found in the work of his French contemporary J.B. Greuze.
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