Margaret's Tomb.Her bloom was like the springing flower. [...] And every charm is fled.
London Publish'd May 10, 1799, by Tho.s Macklin, Poets Gallery, Fleet Street.
Stipple. Platemark: 430 x 505mm (17 x 20"). Very large margins. Small tears in lower edge of sheet. Puncture holes for binding into wrappers along left margin.
A churchyard scene where three young women stand beside a tomb, one gesturing towards it, another sitting to the right with a dog at her side. An old man is leaning on the tombstone to the left. An illustration to David Mallet's poem 'William and Margaret'. 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: 1446. II
[Ref: 38512] £160.00