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A young woman in Genoa is being proposed to, watched anxiously by her brother. Engraving by S. Davenport after S.J.E. Jones.

  • Jones, S. J. E
Date
[1831]
Reference
27532i
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The young woman in the story is Bianca Monti, of Genoa, The man kneeling is supposed to be Signor Alonso Voarino, a jeweller who persuades her brother Giovanni Monti to give him his sister's hand in marriage in exchange for forgiveness of a gambling debt. Giovanni is presumably the man standing in the centre. Alonso is revealed to be a swindler and robber called Bertoni, who is detected and executed. Bianca then marries an English painter called Godfrey Western, who inherits a baronetcy. The engraving seems to show Western, instead of Alonso, proposing to Bianca, presumably by mistake, as that proposal involved no sacrifice

Publication/Creation

London : Ackermann & Co., [1831]

Physical description

1 print : engraving ; image 9.5 x 7.6 cm

Lettering

The sister's sacrifice. S.E. Jones delt. S. Davenport sculpt.

Creator/production credits

After a drawing by Samuel John Egbert Jones (active 1820-1845)

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 27532i

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  • English


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