The Golden Age.
Publish'd by J. Boydell, Engraver in Cheapside, June 4.th 1777.
Mezzotint with large margins; Platemark: 475 x 570mm (18¾ x 22¼"). Light foxing and rubbing to surface.
A domestic scene in a stylised Eastern setting. A mother is seen sitting to the front and sewing, watching her sleeping young child beside her. A cat sits in a besket below. An elderly couple, the man seated, are in the doorway to the right with a dog. A rural landscape can be seen beyond. Within an oval. For an open letter proof impression, see item ref: 36646. For a pair, 'The Golden Age [&] The Silver Age', see item ref: 29074.
CS: 159. Whitman: 203. Ex Collection: The Late Honourable Christopher Lennox-Boyd. Ex Oettinger-Wallenstein collection Sotheby's Lot 736, 13/11/97.
[Ref: 36645] £420.00