Cupid and Cephisa,One Day as I was walking in the Woods...[etc., verse from Montesquieu in French and English below.] From the Original Picture, in the possession of George Bowles, Esqr.
London, Publish'd July 10th. 1789 by T Burke, No. 5, Great College Street, Westminster.
Stipple and etching, 472 x 335mm. Light spotting.
Cupid is lying asleep in a bush of flowers. He is discovered by Cephisa and a male companion, intended to be Charles-Louis de Secondat, Baron de la Brède et de Montesquieu (1689 - 1755), the writer and philosopher who took the title of Baron of Montesquieu.
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