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The shepherds in Arcadia.

Two shepherds and a shepherdess standing by trees and looking at a tomb inscribed 'et in arcadia ego', one tracing the words with his finger, a skull amid flowers on the top of the tomb; in the foreground, a river god seen from behind, pouring water from an urn; coat of arms at bottom; after Poussin; final plate of a series of three made after seventeenth-century paintings then in the Devonshire collection; proof before letters, with crest.  1763 Engraving and etching

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Two shepherds and a shepherdess standing by trees and looking at a tomb inscribed 'et in arcadia ego', one tracing the words with his finger, a skull amid flowers on the top of the tomb; in the foreground, a river god seen from behind, pouring water from an urn; coat of arms at bottom; after Poussin; final plate of a series of three made after seventeenth-century paintings then in the Devonshire collection; proof before letters, with crest. 1763 Engraving and etching

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