Timour the Tartar. The Equestrian Procession.Act 1 Scene 1.
Coloured engraving. 305 x 215mm, 12 x 8½". Some creasing.
"Timour the Tartar" was a grand romantic melodrama in two acts by the prolific Matthew Gregory Lewis (1775-1818), with music by Matthew Peter King. First mounted at Covent Garden in 1811, it was a caricature of Napoleon: Timour, of low origin, usurps the throne and raises up his needy relations to princely dignity. The play featured horses brought onto stage.
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