From the Ballad Indiscretion.They hear not my Sighs, so no comfort they bring, For what can bring comfort to me?
London: Pub. Septr 15 1801 by R. Ackermann, at his Repository of Arts, 101 Strand.
Stipple, platemark 210 x 245mm (8¼ x 9½"). Slight soiling. Large margins.
Engraving after history painter Maria Cosway (1760-1838), apparently illustrating a song popularised by the actress Dorothy Jordan. Cosway exhibited her paintings at the Royal Academy from 1781 to 1789, and occasionally thereafter, but her artistic ambitions were hampered by her husband, the artist Richard Cosway, who refused to allow her to sell her work. She was also a prolific printmaker.
[Ref: 38888] £140.00