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Daniel Good Rare Books and Engravings

1787 The Delightful Story, Large mezzotint by William Ward after George Morland, Classical Art

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Created by William Ward (British (English), 1766-1826), after George Morland (British (English), 1763-1804)  

Lettered below title: Two blooming Nymphs all in a downy bed / In virgin raptures fell the tender flame / Entranced young Nancy lay while Lucy read / Both dwell with pleasure on the charming theme.

Dimensions

Height: 17.72 in. (45 cm)

Width: 23.63 in. (60 cm)

Published in London.

Two young women lying in bed, wearing frilled night gowns and bonnets, the nearest reading aloud from a book, sitting up on one elbow, the other smiling dreamily upwards with her hands behind her head  

On wove paper watermarked 'Julia Frankau 1905'. Restrike, originally issued in 1787.