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The Celebrated Mrs Clive, late Miss Raftor in the Character of Philida.
The Celebrated Mrs Clive, late Miss Raftor in the Character of Philida.
J. Faber Fecit 1734.
Sold by J. Faber at y.e Golden Head in Bloomsbury Square Holbourn.
Mezzotint. Sheet 345 x 245mm, 13½ x 9¾". Trimmed within plate, laid on card.
Catherine Clive (1711-1785), known as Kitty, appearing in Colly Cibber's 'Damon and Phillida'. From a painting by Peter van Bleeck (1697-1764). Clive had a considerable reputation on the London stage. In 1747 she became one of the founding members of David Garrick's acting company. A soprano, Clive would also occasionally sing on the stage, notably portraying Emma and Venus in the world premiere of Thomas Arne's masque 'Alfred' in 1740. When she was still a teenager she married George Clive, a barrister and brother of Clive of India; the marriage did not last and she returned to the stage.
CS: 85. For a similar print in reverse see ref. 23120
[Ref: 23120]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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[Griffin & Johnson in the Characters of Tribulation and Ananias Act 3d. Scene 2d.  Play of The Alchemist.]
[Griffin & Johnson in the Characters of Tribulation and Ananias Act 3d. Scene 2d. Play of The Alchemist.]
[Painted and engraved by Peter Van Bleeck.]
[n.d., c.1748.]
Mezzotint, proof before all letters, 410 x 310mm. Light spotting.
The actors Benjamin Griffin (1680 - 1740) and Benjamin Johnson (c.1665 - 1742) in Ben Jonson's 'The Alchemist'. One holds a bag of money, the other a book, in an interior with a globe at the left edge of the image. By Peter van Bleeck (c.1695 - 1764), Dutch portrait painter and mezzotinter born at The Hague, son of Richard van Bleeck. In London by 1723, where he married in 1745. This a fine impression from the Reiss collection, with his stamp on verso.
Chaloner Smith: 5, I of II. BM: 1902,1011.5995. Ex: Collection of Alec Clunes.
[Ref: 7920]   £650.00  
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Griffin & Johnson
Griffin & Johnson in the Characters of Tribulation and Ananias Act 3d. Scene 2d. [...] Play of The Alchemist.
Peter Van Bleeck Pinxt. 1738 PB 1748
Mezzotint, 470 x 310mm (18½ x 12¼"). Trimmed to platemark; glued to backing sheet at corners.
The actors Benjamin Griffin (1680 - 1740) and Benjamin Johnson (c.1665 - 1742) in Ben Jonson's 'The Alchemist'. One holds a bag of money, the other a book, in an interior with a globe at the left edge of the image. By Peter van Bleeck (c.1695 - 1764), Dutch portrait painter and mezzotinter born at The Hague, son of Richard van Bleeck. In London by 1723, where he married in 1745.
CS 5 ii/ii; for proof impression see ref. 7920.
[Ref: 43753]   £320.00  
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Phebe.
Phebe.
P. Van Bleeck Pinx.t 1747. PVB [mongram] 1747.
Mezzotint. 350 x 250mm. Creased.
Margaret Woffington (c. 1720-60), an Irish actress known as Peg. She danced and acted at various Dublin theatres until 1740, when her success as Sir Harry Wildair in 'The Constant Couple' led to her being given her London debut at Covent Garden. She lived openly with David Garrick, the foremost actor of the day, and her other love affairs were notorious.
CS: 11, unclear whether first or second state. Ex: Collection of the Hon. Chrisopher Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 7561]   £330.00  
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