Miss Kelly in the character of Mrs Parthian. ____"If my memory serve me. _____I have forgottten whether,___it was Mr. Gattie or Mr. Garrick___That was so effective in the French Gentleman,___who was haunted by a King!"___Dedicated by permission to His Grace the Duke of Devonshire with great respect by His grace's most obliged and obedient Servant F. Wm. Wilkin.
London, Published by Ackermann, and Co. No. 96, Strand. Printed by Graf & Soret. Inscribed 'Proof' lower left.
Lithograph on india laid paper, india 325 x 235mm. 12¾ x 9¼". A fine, untrimmed impression.
Frances Maria Kelly (1790 - 1882), actress, manager and singer, as Mrs Parthian in her 'Dramatic Entertainment'; seated beside a table with a sword on the floor. Miss Kelly established the Royalty Theatre and had long and enduring relationship with Charles Dickens and the Duke to Devonshire. inscribed 'Proof' lower left. After Francis William Wilkin (c.1792 - 1842)
Harvard: pg.374, 26.
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