- Stipple engraving
Lettered, lower left: "W. Hamilton R.A. pinxt. | ruthless Death mows king and clown, | Both flower and weed the scythe cuts down. | The village maids, with fork and rake, | Of verdant grass brown hay now make; | And, Chear'd by ale, to rustic tune | Chaunt their blithe song in praise of June:"; lettered, lower right: "F. Bartolozzi R.A. sculpt. | But shouldt Aquarius drain his vase, | And in a flood immerse the ways. | Pity ye rich; th'industrious poor, | Nor send them hungry from your door; | And young or old, rich, poor, grave, gay, | While the sun shines be sure make hay;"; lettered, lower center: "JUNE. | London Publish'd July 10, 1789 by Thos. Macklin Poets Gallery Fleet Street"
- Credit Line:
- Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
- Copyright Status:
- Public Domain
- Accession Number:
- Prints and Drawings
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Francesco Bartolozzi, 1728–1815, Italian, active in Britain (1764–99), June, 1789
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