A young woman is weeping as she is being offered in marriage by her mother to a old, lame man. Engraving by J. Goldar after J. Collet, 1767.
- Collet, John, 1725?-1780.
- Octr. 15th 1767
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On the man's table is an open book "The art of love"; next to it, a monkey seizes a cat. On the right is a neoclassical painting of a Greek or Roman sacrifice. The mother indicates her daughter's ample bosom
The sacrifice. J. Collett pinxt. J. Goldar sculpt. Engraved after an original picture of Mr John Collett, in the possession of Mr Bradford.
London (No. 132 Fleet Street) : T. Bradford, Octr. 15th 1767.
1 print : engraving ; image 27.3 x 33.9 cm
Wellcome Library no. 27536i