John JONES, after William Redmore BIGG
BLACK MONDAY or the Departure for School
RARE. Colour Mezzotint , London 1790.
On the point of departing for the school term. The eldest son, exhibits the bravado and resignation of one who has been through it all before. His grandmother offers his a few words of encouragement and advice. A different scenario for his younger brother though, as he fights to hold back his tears, perhaps this is his first term at boarding school. His sisters and mother are attempting to comfort him .
Sold as a pair with Dulce Domen