Printed for & sold by Tho: Bowles next the Chapter House in St. Pauls Chu: Yard,
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Below the image of a cheerful man holding a bag of coins is, first, an image of riches labeled "Mar del lux" and, second, a poem beginning: Thus Fortune's darling glories in success / And boasts his riches with a smiling face / South Sea he bought when low, for little gold / And luckily sold out for seven fold.
Watermark: faint, unidentifiable mark at center of page.
The mezzotint design is closely followed, in reverse, in a contemporary etching, Peel 0074.
Cropped to 35 x 25 cm.
This depicts a scene of success. See also companion print, Peel 0175, which depicts a scene of loss.
1 print : mezzotint, etching, and engraving ; plate mark: 15 1/2 x 11 1/4 in. (393 x 285 mm.); image: 13 7/8 x 9 7/8 in. (352 x 250 mm.)
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