Strephon & Myra.O Myra, Why_ Are you so shy!_Thou nature's best invention! [/] Your Stephron sues, _Can you refuse_To yild to his pretention.
Stipple. Sheet: 160 x 135mm, (6¼ x 5¼"). Trimmed to plate.
Scene set within an oval in which a young man leans over a reclining woman while holding her face in his hands. Strephon is the name often given to the lover in pastoral verse, a genre which flourished during th 18th Century, while the name Myra is also a name of poetic invention. The manner in which Strephon holds Myra and leans over her is slightly unsettling, which along with the verse beneath which lacks much of the idealism of pastoral poetry, serves perhaps, to satirise the pastoral genre.
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