The Principal Scene in Harlequin every where.
Engraving. 110 x 165mm, 4¼ x 6½".
A scene in Tartarus (the Greek Hell) from "The Mirror or Harlequin Everywhere" by Charles Dibden, first performed at Covent Garden Theatre in 1779. The tortured include: Sisyphus, cursed to roll a huge boulder up a hill; Prometheus, having his liver eaten by an eagle; Tantalus, chained to a rock in a river with a berry bush hanging just out of reach above his head; Ixion, bound to a fiery wheel; and Salmoneus, chained under an overhanging rock forever threatening to fall.
[Ref: 13586] £65.00