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The unframed hand-coloured illustration occupies 2/3 of the page and is centered above the Barbauld excerpt it illustrates. The image depicts a seated woman in ¾ profile, with black ringlets and a white mob cap with a green ribbon, wearing a white dress covered in pink flowers and green leaves. She holds an open box on her lap, which she shows to a young, black-haired boy in white. He stands tiptoe on a stool in pink shoes, in profile, facing the woman, partially hidden behind her voluminous skirts. The artist’s monogram is in the bottom right of the image, just below the woman’s skirt.