Watercolour of Sir Peter Rivers Gay in front of The Royal Crescent, Bath c.1773

Watercolour of Sir Peter Rivers Gay in front of The Royal Crescent, Bath c.1773
3 3 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 25cm

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Inserted in the frontispiece of Ode on an Evening View of the Crescent at Bath by Christopher Anstey 1773. Gay is shown in gown and wig directing the work of a kitchen garden; a clerk is seated at a table bearing a money-bag and is entering accounts on a sheet. A gardener stands leaning on a spade, holding his wages. Latin translation is 'As riches grow, care follows' - Horace.

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