BONNEFOY, Jacques after MILLER
London: Published by Testolini, 1800. Colour-printed stipple engraving. Very good condition apart from some mild mat burn and a few tiny nicks at the edge of the top margin. Image size (including text): 12 1/2 x 14 5/8 inches. Sheet size: 13 1/2 x 16 1/4 inches.
A delightful, intimate genre scene in a domestic interior.
The scene depicted in this charming print is an allegory of innocence. It pictures a young girl, who herself personifies virtue, engaged in the innocent activity of feeding her pet fowl. Clad in a white dress, she smiles and gazes at the viewer with a wide-eyed expression of childish wonder as she sprinkles breadcrumbs over the beak of a young bird awaiting the snack in anticipation, as its mother looks on approvingly.