Una (Una and the Lion), from Spencer's Fairy Queen Book

Richard Earlom, English, 1743 - 1822, after Benjamin West, American, 1738 - 1820


August 10, 1772

Mezzotint on laid paper

Image: 17 11/16 × 22 15/16 in. (45 × 58.2 cm)

Plate: 18 1/2 × 23 in. (47 × 58.4 cm)

Sheet: 18 3/4 × 23 7/16 in. (47.7 × 59.5 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Purchased through a gift from the Estate of Russell Cowles, Class of 1909



John Boydell, London, England


Europe, Great Britain



Object Name




Not on view


Inscribed, in plate, lower left: Benjn. West Pinxit.; inscribed, in plate, lower right: R. Earlom Sculpt.; inscribed, in plate, lower center: Publish‘d August 10th. 1772. by J. Boydell Engraver in Cheapside LONDON. / UNA, / From Spencer‘s Fairy Queen Book 1st. Canto 3. Vers.4&5

Exhibition History

Fidelia and Speranza, Timken Museum of Art, San Diego, California, November 5, 2004-February 27, 2005.

Publication History

Derrick R. Cartwright, Benjamin West: Allegory and Allegiance, San Diego: Timken Museum of Art, 2004 [Distribution Seattle: University of Washington Press), pp. 16-18, ill. p. 39.


Donald A. Heald, Rare Books, Prints and Maps, New York, New York; sold to present collection, 2004.

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