Mr. Bennett, as Lucius Catiline."Look Romans.' on this Sign & Worship it".
Hand-coloured aquatint and etching. Watermarked J. Whatman. Plate 197 x 114mm. 7¾ x 4½". Repaired tear on left.
George John Bennett (1800-1879) was noted as a Shakespearian actor, appearing at Covent Garden and Drury Lane. Here portraying Lucius Sergius Catilina (108-62BC), a Roman politician, best known for the Catiline conspiracy, an attempt to overthrow the Roman Republic. Standing holding the eagle which he wanted to bring down.
Harvard. Vol. I: p.94; 11.
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