Erato.Why burns my raptur'd Breast? ah! why? [/] Ah! whither strives my Soul to fly; [/] I feel the pleasing Frenzy strong, [/] Impulsive to some nobler song. [/] Anacreon, Ode LXVII.
Published Apr.1.1794, by A.C.de Poggi, N.o.91 New Bond Street, London.
Very rare stipple. Sheet: 140 x 190mm (5½ x 7½"). Trimmed within plate. Some damage to publication line.
A portrait in an oval of Erato, the Greek muse of lyric poetry. Erato sits beneath a statue in a pastoral landscape playing a tambourine, while other musical instruments lie next to her.
[Ref: 35528] £160.00