A Favourite Has No Friend.
Rare engraving. Platemark: 265 x 210mm (10¼ x 8¼"). Tipped into backing sheet.
An illustration from 'Designs by Mr. R. Bentley, for six poems by Mr. T. Gray', published in 1775. The central image depicts a cat pawing at a fish in a large ornamental fish bowl. A highly ornate chinoiserie border featuring animals including mice and cats, vases, and a harp below inscribed 'T.G.' (Thomas Gray), surrounds the scene.
[Ref: 38664] £230.00