Title and imprint from Paulson. "Vol: I P: 155"--Lower left, below image. One of seven illustrations engraved for a modernized edition of Apuleius's The golden ass: Gildon, C. New metamorphosis. London : Printed for Sam. Briscoe at the Bell-Savage on Ludgate-Hill, 1724. Sheet trimmed to plate mark. CtY-LW
Fantasio is being released by the hunchbacked witch Invidiosa from the chest in which he has been hiding; a young man holds the boy's shoulders. The scene is set in a ramshackle room with broom and bundle of twigs in the foreground, fire behind. The scene just before the witch lures Fantasio to her bed and changes into a beauty.
Apuleius.--Metamorphoses--Illustrations. Briscoe, Samuel, active 1691-1727, publisher. Hogarth, William, 1697-1764, artist. Kinnaird, Charles Kinnaird,--Baron,--1780-1826--Ownership. Perrins, Charles William Dyson,--1864-1958--Ownership. Steevens, George,--1736-1800--Ownership.
Book illustrations. Engravings--England--London--1724. Etchings--England--London--1724.
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