The Gentle Shepherd, A Pastoral Comedy

1788
Aquatint by David Allan (Scottish, 1744–1796), Frontispiece designed by Allan Ramsay (Scottish, 1713–1784)


Place of Publication: Glasgow, Scotland

Dimensions

29.5 x 24 x 3 cm (11 5/8 x 9 7/16 x 1 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

1999.733

Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 13 aquatints and 17 etched music sheets

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Illustrated books

(Glasgow: A. Foulis, for D. Allan, Edinburgh, and J. Murray and C. Elliot, London, 1788) Quarto; 82 leaves, plus 13 plates; contemporary gilt-stamped brown “tree” calf.

Frontispiece author portrait; illustrations of scenes from play; etched sheet music


Glasgow: A. Foulis, for D. Allan, Edinburgh, and J. Murray and C. Elliot, London, 1788

Provenance

Burgie, 1813 (inscription on title, with shelf mark K-5-3); Wynne R. Jeudwine; Marlborough Rare Books, London, 1985; Arthur and Charlotte Vershbow, by whom given to MFA, December 1999.

Credit Line

Gift of Arthur and Charlotte Vershbow