4. Michalle Benedetti (1745-1810) after Anton Hickel (1745-1798)

The Night Beauty

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Benedetti: The Night Beauty

The Night Beauty

Stipple engraving, 1793, 285 x 229 mm. Shielding himself from the blinding reality of this beauty-in-the-dark, our hero wonders about his situation. Two centuries later, the lines of a country song parallel his plight: "I never went to bed with a ugly woman, but I sure woke up with a few." A fine impression on wove paper with narrow margins. Printed in blue, red, black and brown, the text in black.