The Owl Face.In dull Solemnity there winks the Owl [...] 264
London, Printed for Rob.t Sayer No.53 in Fleet Street [c.1770]
Mezzotint, platemark 350 x 250mm (13¾ x 9¾"). Trimmed inside platemark lower edge; 'CL-B' collector's stamp verso.
Satire with a man mocking the owl he holds, while the woman next to him identifies him as 'the grinning fool' as the text below explains. Copy in reverse of an earlier print by Gerhard Bockman.
Ex: collection of the Late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd. In reverse of 36213.
[Ref: 36212] £380.00