Around my Fire an evening group to draw, And tell of all I felt and all I saw.
Publish'd as the Act directs 1778. No. 8 Leicester Street, Leicester Square, London.
Etching printed in brown ink, large margins. On watermarked paper. Platemark: 175 x 200mm (7 x 8").
An interior scene. A group are gathered around a large roaring fire, listening to a gentleman speaking about his life. Two small children and two dogs are sat on the floor, with a number of adults sat around them. Books, paintings, a mirror, and a bust on a plinth, furnish the room. The title of the print is taken from the poem, 'The Deserted Village' by Oliver Goldsmith (1730 - 1774), published in 1770. By Elias Martin, A.R.A. Swedish, born Stockholm in 1739, died Stockholm 1818. He came to London in 1768, becoming a Royal Academy student the next year and was elected A.R.A in 1770. After Elias Martin, engraved by his younger brother, Johann Frederick (1745-1808).
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