London, Published May 20. 1798. by S. Morgan, 216 Holborn.
Pair of Mezzotints partly printed in colour with small margins. Plate: 600 x 485mm, (23˝ x 19"). Repaired damage on edges.
A pair of images depicting the loss and then rediscovery of a child. In the first plate the child stands on a step wiping her tears, while a crowd including two well dressed women and their servant looks on concerned. The second plate the child is handed back into her mother's arms while her father looks to the heavens, relieved, and two older girls rush around overjoyed. In the street behind them figures continue about their business.
Ex: Collection the Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 35751] £520.00