[London, publish'd according to Act of Parliament June 26. 1760]
Engraving, sheet 400 x 490mm (15¾ x 19¼"). Trimmed and pasted to larger sheet of paper; unfinished proof before letters.
Figures relaxing and boating on a river in a sunny landscape. One of a series of the four seasons, 'Les Amusements du Printemps' engraved (in reverse) after drawings by Jean Pillement between 1757 and 1760, during the French painter and draughtsman's period working in England. Pillement's drawings for all four of the prints are now in the Louvre.
See Maria Gordon-Smith, 'Pillement', pp.69-73; Fagan 32 between I & II.
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