The sprightly Sylvia trips along the green, [/] She runs, but hopes she does not run unseen; [/] While a kind glance at her pursuer flies, [/] How much at variance are her feet and eyes.
Pub.d. March 10, 1784 as the Act directs, London.
Stipple printed in brown ink with large margins. Platemark: 240 x 190mm (9½ x 7½").
A fashionably dressed young woman stands with her back to the viewer, turned facing the left. She wears a plumed hat and holds a fur muff. Below the image is a verse taken from 'The First Pastoral, or Damon', by Alexander Pope (1688–1744). By George Townley Stubbs (1748 - 1815?), son of painter George Stubbs (1724 - 1806).
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