|Method||Copper engraving with hand colouring|
|Published||London, Printed for Robt. Sayer Map & Printseller, at the Golden Buck near Serjeants Inn Fleet Street. [c.1775]|
|Dimensions||Image 230 x 335 mm, Plate 250 x 350 mm, Sheet 310 x 440 mm|
An allegorical print representing 'Poetry'. Originally part of a series of six, the scenes are set within idealised classical ruins with figures partaking in each of the six arts.
'Poetry' is represented by six figures either reading or writing. A figure of a young man in the foreground is writing in a ledger, with copies of Virgil, Homer and Paradise Lost surrounding him.
Condition: Time toning to sheet, overall surface dirt and staining from previous mount.