London. Publish.d Jan.y 30 1783 by J. R. Smith. no. 83 Oxford Street.
Stipple printed in brown ink, small margins. Platemark: 275 x 215mm (10¾ x 8½").
An illustration to John Gay's 'The Spell'. The character of Hobnelia stands in the clearing of a woodland, looking down at the 'unbroken paring' or peel from the apple which lies on the ground behind her. She smiles and holds her hands open, realising the peel has formed the initial of her 'true love', Luberkin. Six lines of Gay's poem 'The Spell' are inscribed below.
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