The Full of the Honey -Moon.
Published 1st Sep.r. 1789, by Robert Sayer 53, Fleet Street, London.
Mezzotint. Platemark: 620 x 450mm (24½ x 17¾"). Unexamined out of frame.
Soon after marrying, the bride discovers her groom has been unfaithful by reading a letter while he sleeps. One of a 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.
[Ref: 35753] £480.00