A fine mezzotint with original colour, 'The Snake in the Grass'. Engraved by William Ward after the original work by Sir Joshua Reynolds, published by Willliam Holland Pall Mall in 1803.
Within a fine, original gilt gesso frame.
o.s:17.75 in x 23.75 in
Also known by the title of 'Love Unloosing the Zone of Beauty and painted in 1785, this picture depicts Cupid untying the the sash of Venus. It is likely that the model for this Venus was the young Emma, later Lady Hamilton and Lord Nelson’s lover.
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