Henry and Emma.A sheoherd now along the plain he roves [...] Lest any careless sound offend her ear. Vide, Prior's Poems.
London Publsih'd April 27.th 1796, by Tho.s Macklin, Poets Gallery, Fleet Street.
Stipple. Platemark: 525 x 400mm (20½ x 15¾"). Very large margins. Stain in lower left margin. Puncture holes for binding into wrappers along top margin.
A young couple in a wood; Henry kneeling with a pipe in his hands, looking at Emma, who sits holding a bunch of flowers, turning her head to smile towards the viewer. An illustration to Matthew Prior's 1709 poem 'Henry and Emma' based on the ballad, 'The Nut-Brown Maid'. From Macklin's 'One hundred pictures/Prints illustrative of the most celebrated British Poets [...] with letter-press explanatory of the subject, extracted from the writings of the respective poets.'
De Vesme: 1442. II.
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