Love declar'd from Rene to Sarotte.Upon my Word, 'twill never do! / Cease, formal Fool, to sigh and Woo! [...]
London Printed for Rob.t Sayer, Print & Map Seller, opposite Fetter Lane, Fleet Street. [c.1760]
Engraving, platemark 355 x 255mm (13¾ x 9¾"). Thread margins; crease through title area
British copy of a Dutch satirical scene (one of a pair), in which the Puritan, René, declares his love to Sarotte. As the verses below underline, René's stiff demeanour is intended to contrast with the vivacious Sarotte ("trust me a sprightlier Bird, Mynheer"). In the accompanying plate René asks Sarotte's parents for their permission for him to marry her. After a painting from 1738 by Cornelis Troost (1697 - 1750).
Ex: collection of the Late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd; for the pair of Dutch prints from which this derives, see ref. 27722.
[Ref: 36209] £320.00