George Morland. “The Rustic Ballad” London: I. Read, Jan 1, 1795. 14 7/8 x 13 3/4. Mezzotint by Reynolds. Original hand coloring. Very good condition.
Typical of George Morland’s art, this picture provides a rich narrative of British life. This is a charming scene of a young couple relaxing along with fellow country folk. Text below the image relates “How happy the moments when Beauty and Sound Convey the arch dictates of love…”