"The Harmony of Courtship"
Printed by Carington Bowles (1724-1793)
Mezzotint Miniature Droll
15 cm x 11.3 cm (platemark)
18 cm x 12.8 cm + (with full margins)
Currently framed and glazed (unexamined out of frame)
An amusing mezzotint, after a painting by Robert Dighton (1752-1814) (though uncredited here). The title beneath the image, along with the publication lines "Printed for & sold by Carington Bowles // No. 69 St. Paul's Church Yard, London" / '406' // "Published as the act directs 1 May 1793 ~" Originally conceived as a humorous counterpoint to another print "The Discord of Matrimony".
Scarce. Carington Bowles died in 1793 and a single undated version of this print is located in the British Museum with publication line amended to "Printed for & Sold by Bowles & Carver. No.69 St. Paul's Church Yard, London." [see BM 1935,0522.2.124.c]
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