Mr. Harley. As Leporello, in "Giovanni in London"."You'll excuse the Liberty:-my wife's not dead".
Hand-coloured etching. Paper watermarked. 209 x 132mm. 8¼ x 5¼".
John Pritt Harley (1786-1858) was an English actor known for his comic acting and singing. He voice was a counter-tenor and he was able to execute cadenzas with grace and effect. In 1835 he joined Braham and his company at St James's Theatre. Giovanni in London was performed by special desire at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, 17 November 1821.
Harvard Volume II. p.191: 22.
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