Original James Clarke Hook etching.
Excellent impression on India paper. From the only published edition, as issued by the Etching Club in 1857, where it was accompanied by the title line “Colin thou ken’st the Southern Shepherd Boy” taken from April in Spenser’s Shepherd’s Calendar.
On cream chine appliqué on original warm white wove backing sheet, with full margins, as issued. Very fine original condition. Image surface excellent.