[For the Benefit of Mr Giardini.]
Printed by w. Hinton St. James's Street.
Etching and engraving. Plate 133 x 114mm, Uncut, large margins.
Ticket for the benefit of Mr Giardini. Venus Anadyomene naked and seated on a conch shell. Four putti inside and three flying in the sky holding a large drapery above her. 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: 1929; IV of IV
[Ref: 20500] £260.00