The Wane of the Honeymoon
- Mezzotint on moderately thick, slightly textured, cream laid paper
- Sheet: 26 1/4 × 20 inches (66.7 × 50.8 cm), Plate: 24 × 18 inches (61 × 45.7 cm), and Image: 22 × 18 inches (55.9 × 45.7 cm)
Inscribed on verso in graphite, lower right: "M.4394 pair | 623"
Lettered below image: "Painted by F.Wheatley | Engraved by R.Laurie | THE WANE OF THE HONEY - MOON. | Fair opportunity Loves constant friend, | Soon offers to accomplish Madam's end; | At masque she meets a Spark - they both retire, | Unmask - my Wife! - my Spouse! - Hell! flames & fire! | Published 1st Sepr. 1789 by Robt. Sayer 53 Fleet Street, London."
- Credit Line:
- Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
- Copyright Status:
- Public Domain
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Print made by Robert Laurie, 1755?–1836, British, The Wane of the Honeymoon, 1789