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Elisa, seated in her favourite place in her husband's country park, sees a man approach her through the trees: it is her husband, the Marquis de Volange, whom she imagines to be a sprite called Valoë. Engraving by J. Collyer, 1788, after T. Stothard.

  • Marmontel, Jean-François, 1723-1799
January 1st 1788
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[London] : Published ... by W. Lowndes, January 1st 1788.

Physical description

1 print : engraving, with etching, in oval ; platemark 22.9 x 26.1 cm


Stothard inv.t ; Collyer scu.t

References note

A.C. Coxhead, Thomas Stothard, R.A.: an illustrated monograph, London : A.H. Bullen, 1906, p. 176 ("A set of three oval plates of medium size, published by Lown[d]es, illustrates Marmontel's "The sylph-lover". In the first, a girl on the end of a garden seat is surprised by the approach of a young man through the trees")


Wellcome Library no. 2922667i


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