[For the Benefit of Mr. Giardini.]
Etching with engraving, very scarce. Proof before all letters. 166 x 196mm. 6½ x 7¾". Cut, few fox marks.
Ticket for the benefit of Mr Giardini. Apollo catching Daphne who is turning into a laurel tree. Three fluvial figures seated on the ground in front of a bed of reeds. 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.
De Vesme: 1921; i/iii.
[Ref: 20490] £260.00