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18th century
359 x 251 mm (14.1 x 9.9 in.)

John Wright, British (English), (1745–1820)
After Adam Buck, British (English), (1759–1833)

Object Type: print
Medium and Support: Aquatint with hand coloring on buff wove paper
Print impression quality: Very good
Edition: Published 10 April 1799 by William Holland, No. 30 Oxford Street
Marks: Inscribed: “No sin with her to cast a private glance / O’er the dear pages of a new romance. / Eager in fiction’s touching scenes to find / A field to exercise her youthful mind. / The touching scenes new energy imprest / On all the virtues of her feeling breast.”
Credit Line: Friends of the Davison Art Center funds, 1997
Accession Number: 1997.16.8

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  • erotica - Depiction or description of sexual love. For depiction or description of sexual activity in an exploitative, abusive, or violent context, use "pornography." [March 1994 related term added.]
  • literature (writings)
  • parody - Use for the form of analytical criticism in which one performance or work of art or literature subversively mimics another work or its style by adapting and inverting its characteristic features, in order to reveal weaknesses, pretensions, or lack of self-awareness in the original. [May 1995 descriptor moved.]
  • satire - Artistic device holding up human folly and vice to scorn, derision, or ridicule. [November 1994 scope note added; related term added; alternate term added. May 1994 related term added.]
  • sexuality - Use generally for the sum of an individual's sexual emotions, ideas, and behavior. For the pattern of attitudes and behavior that in any society is deemed appropriate to one sex rather than another, use "sex role." For the concept of the physiological traits that distinguish the males and females of a species, use "sex." [February 1993 descriptor moved. January 1991 scope note added; related term added.]

  • plate Dimensions: 359 x 251 mm (14.1 x 9.9 in.)

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