The Maid in Rural Happiness
- Additional Title(s):
The Maid in Rural Happyness
- Mezzotint on moderately thick, moderately textured, cream laid paper
- Sheet: 11 7/16 x 13 1/4 inches (29.1 x 33.7 cm), Image: 9 5/8 x 12 3/8 inches (24.4 x 31.5 cm), and Plate: 11 x 12 3/8 inches (27.9 x 31.5 cm)
Inscribed in graphite, lower center: "P. V. D. Berge fecit"; on back, lower left: "SS4"
Lettered in black ink, lower left: "Morellio pinxt. | The Maid in Rural Happyness, ~ | Pursues her innocent Employ; ~ | And is her pretty Care to bless, ~ | Accosted by the Blithsom Boy. ~"; lower right: "P. V. B. 1757. | Her soft Intention to emprove, ~ | He makes an Offring on his part, | An Emblem of their future Love, ~ | And with it tenders her his Heart."
- Credit Line:
- Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
- Copyright Status:
- Public Domain
- Accession Number:
- Prints and Drawings
- Subject Terms:
- animals | boy | cabbage | children | food | genre subject | gesture | girl | holding | labor | lettuce | love | petting | rabbits | rural | trees | vegetables
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Print made by Pieter van Bleeck, 1700–1764, Dutch, active in Britain (from 1723), The Maid in Rural Happiness, 1757
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