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Love & learning, or The Oxford scholar

Title
Love & learning, or The Oxford scholar [graphic] / drawn by I. Rowlandson ; engrav'd by B. Smith.
Publication
[London] : Published 12th May 1786, by S.W. Fores, No. 3 Piccadilly, [12 May 1786]
Physical Description
1 print : etching & engraving with stipple ; 25 cm circular image with plate mark 39.5 x 32 cm, on sheet 42.4 x 32 cm
Medium
laid paper
Notes
Title etched below image.
Sheet trimmed within plate mark.
Below title and above imprint statement, six lines of verse in two columns: Beauty invites and love & learning plead; The Oxford scholar surely must succeed, Yet Oh, ye blooming soft inclining fair, Of his too fatal eloquence beware; For see a slighted fair one is behind with jealous eye & most distracted mind."
Not in the Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires.
Summary
A handsome young man embrasses a pretty young woman wearing a fashionable hat as the stand in a grove of trees; he leans toward her, their checks touching. To the right, another pretty young woman peaks out from behind a tree and watches the pair with a distressed look on her face.
Variant and related titles
Love and learning
Oxford scholar
Format
Images
Language
English
Added to Catalog
November 08, 2006
References
Grego, J. Rowlandson the caricaturist, v. i, 182
Genre/Form
Stipple engravings - England - London - 1786.
Watermarks (Paper) - J Whatman.
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