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Courtship and Matrimony by C Sheppard.

Courtship by C Sheppard.

Courtship by C Sheppard

Courtship

In Courtship, Strephon careful hands his Lass, Over a style, a child with ease might pass.

Feb 11th 1792 by C Sheppard, St Peter's Hill, Doctors Commons, London

Matrimony by C Sheppard.

Matrimony by C Sheppard

Matrimony

But Wedded Strephon now neglects his Dame. Tumble or not, to him 'til all the same.

Feb 11th 1792 by C Sheppard, St Peter's Hill, Doctors Commons, London

C Sheppard is believed to have been a copperplate printer and publisher at No. 15 St Peters Hill, Doctors Commons, London in 1792.
If you know anything more about these two pictures, please tell me.  eric@satsig.net

I have found this link where a pair similar to the above were sold for £26 in 15 Feb 2008.

There exist at least pictures and details for six similar copperplate etchings by the same artist:  The verses relate to the misadventures of Clarissa who was led astray by a young man!.



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