[Concert ticket] For The Benefit Of Mr. Giardini.
Concert ticket, etching. 132 x 127mm. 5¼ x 5". Trimmed within plate.
A woman seated on clouds, tying ribbons to her hair; to right, two winged putti, holding a torch and dove, also sitting in the clouds. The banner above them is lettered; in a roundel. Felice Giardini (1716 – 1796) was an Italian composer and violinist. He came to London in 1751, where he was highly successful as a performer and society music teacher. For many years, he served as the concertmaster and director of the Italian Opera and gave solo concerts under the auspices of close friend Johann Christian Bach (son of Johann Sebastian). He remained in England until 1784 when he travelled to Naples at the invitation of Sir William Hamilton. After Giovanni Battista Cipriani (1727 - 1785).
De Vesme: 1920; ii/ii. See 21214.
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