Préchant ce Magistrat à la tête légere [...]
Printed for Carington Bowles in St Pauls Church Yard London [c.1775]
Mezzotint with very large margins, scarce; 'CLB' collector's stamp verso; platemark 340 x 245mm (13½ x 9½"). Staining in right outer margin.
Continental copy in reverse of a plate depicting a candlelit courtship scene, from the 'Monument du Costume Physique et Moral de la fin du Dix-huitième siècle', first published in 1774. Sigmund Fredenberger was the intermediate draftsman for the plate from which this is copied, so both the attribution of the print to him and the claim for Carington Bowles as publisher appear to have been made up to conceal the identities of the makers.
Ex: collection of the Late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 36204] £260.00