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Two babies clasping each other as they sleep in a wicker cot; vignette to the title-page of the 1820 translation of 'Paul and Virginia' by Jacques-Henri Bernardin de Saint-Pierre illustrated by Richard Westall, engraved by a team working for Charles Heath, and published by Suttaby, Evance & Fox; a finished proof before letters. 1820
Etching with engraving, printed on chine collé
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Height: 256 millimetres
Width: 199 millimetres (platemark)
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- According to the Heath catalogue, the series consisted of 5 plates, and the descriptions match the five prints that came together in the Slade bequest (though wrongly identified as being after Smirke).
For the Slade set see 1868,0822.3365 to3369. For other impressions of the prints (placed under J H Watt) see 1894,0417.423-4 and 1926,0331.330.
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Associated Title: Paul and Virginia
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