15757

RARE MEZZOTINT SATIRE

The Unfortunate Discovery.

Published
London Printed for & Sold by Carrington Bowles

Description
Broadside, folio, hand coloured Mezzotint, minor early damping, printed one side as issued.

£350.00

SKU: 15757

Product Description

A Satire on a married man snatching a hug with a servant girl, whilst unknown to him his wife is about to catch him out. In his pocket the man has a copy of John Wilkes’s “An Essay on Woman”. Exceedingly rare. Not in British Museum Catalogue but a copy acquired in 2010 with the Lennox-Boyd collection. An engraved version was issued in 1778