Mr. Foote in the Character of Smirk, of the Auctioneer taken off.
Etching. 175 x 198mm (7 x 7¾"). Some soiling.
Samuel Foote (1720-1777), an English dramatist, actor and theatre manager with an extraordinary gift as mimicry. He played Mr Smirk, a faux-auctioneer, in 'The Minor, 1760, one of his farces or 'comedies', in which he often performed more than one character.
Harvard Volume II. p.49: 36.
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