Courtship for Money / Faisant Amour pour l'Argent.
Publish'd according to Act of Parliament Feb.y 12 1771 / Printed for John Bowles, at No. 13 in Cornhill
Mezzotint, platemark 355 x 255mm (14 x 10"). Trimmed to plate; damage in centre. 'CL-B' collector's stamp verso.
In an episode reminiscent of scene five from Hogarth's 'Rake's Progress', a young man courts an ugly, old, but wealthy woman. Conceived and engraved by Philip Dawe (1745?-1809?), painter and mezzotinter. Clayton and McConnell (DNB) note that: 'Courtship for Money is listed in the 1769 catalogue as by Mr Dawes of Green Street but was published by Bowles in 1771 as invented and engraved by Philip Dawe'.
Ex: collection of the Late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 36223] £260.00