Tom Jones assisting Molly Seagrim, In the Church Yard and Repelling her Adversaries [...] [parallel text in French]This Plate is Dedicated To John Pill Esq.r By His Most Obedient Humble Servant V.M. Picot
V.M. Picot Ex.
Engraving, platemark 390 x 350mm (15¼ x 13¾"). Tear on right; slight foxing; small margins.
Scene from Henry Fielding's novel Tom Jones, engraved after the Alsatian painter P.J. de Loutherbourg by two of the finest printmakers of the day, William Wollett and Francesco Bartolozzi. Originally published in 1776, this is a later impression with the publication date having been removed from the plate.
De Vesme 1385 (unlisted final state with publication line excised). Fagan: 94 IV of IV.
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