William and MargaretFrom the celebrated ballad in Piercies Reliques of Antient English Poetry Vol 3 XVI.
London Published June 1. 1802, by R. Ackermann at his Repository of Arts No. 101 Strand
Coloured mezzotint, 455 x 555mm; 19¼ x 24½". Laid on card, tears in upper margin
Margaret's ghost appears to William. After the painting by Joseph Wright of Derby, exhibited 1785 and engraved by JR Smith that year. An impression refreshed with colour in the state republished by Ackermann.
Clayton P26, final state; D'Oench 257
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