The Fruits of Early Industry & Oeconomy: 1789
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Print, coloured mezzotint, 'The Fruits of Early Industry and Oeconomy' by Moreland (actually George Morland), engraved by W. Ward, published by T. Simpson Nov 1, 1789, St Pauls Church Yard, London. Interior scene of a room overlooking a wharf with goods, an older man (grandsire/ grandfather) works on his business at a table by the window with his clerk. The clerk with quill in mouth, a woman (daughter) and man (her husband) elegantly dressed with their two young children both in dresses, one on the carpet playing with a dog; a young black servant boy attends offering a basket of fruit to the woman. A picture of a large house hangs on the wall behind. Text reads: "Lo here, what ease, what elegance you see, The just reward of youthfull Industry. The happy grandsire looks thro' all his race Where well earn'd plenty brightens every face, The beauteous Daughter schoold invites love, Now gives th'example she receiv'd before While her fond husbond train'd to fair ness Sees future laurels his brave offspring crown."
1789 AD - 1789 AD