Clorinda meets Tancred at the Fountain. & The Death of Clorinda.From the original Picture in the Possession of Henry Cutler Esq.r/ Loose in the wind her golden tresses flow'd,/ And now a maid confus'd to all she stood,/ Keen flash her eyes her look with fury glows/ Yet evn in rage each lovely feature shows./ Vide Tasso Jerusalem. & From the original Picture in the Possession of Henry Cutler Esq.r/ His hands now trembled while his helm he rear'd,/ Ere yet the features of his foe appear'd/ He sees_he knows_and deathless stands the Knight,/ O fatal knowledge_O distracting sight./ Vide Tasso Jerusalem.
Published June 1.st 1792. by B.B. Evans Poultry London.
Mezzotints, 475 x 435mm. 18¾ x 17¼". Some repairs.
A pair of mezzotints depicting scenes from Torquato Tasso's poem 'Jerusalem Delivered'. The first shows the meeting of the female warrior Clorinda and the knight Tancred, whilst the second depicts the death of Clorinda with Tancred kneeling beside her. Richard Earlom is credited under his pseudonym 'Henry Birche.'
From the Oettingen-Wallerstein Collection. Lugt: 2715A.
[Ref: 8552] £720.00