Sunday, April 3, 2016
18C Allegories of Spring - Love & Bird Nests
1779 Spring Published by Carington Bowles after John Collet London
In this allegory of Spring, a man holds the hands of a bashful young woman. He points to two doves billing beside him, while a boy on the right plays with a bird's nest, and an old woman looks upset. The cat at the woman's side has his eyes on the tasty chicks in the bird nest.