Winnstay Theatre 85.
Stipple with etching, very fine and scarce. Plate 210 x 152mm. 8¼ x 6". Very small margins. Scarce.
Admission ticket for the theatre; Sir Watkin Williams-Wynn (1749 - 1789), politician and patron of the arts, held summer performances at his estate at Wynnstay, in North Wales. Around a tree, two women standing either side, at left kneeling and holding out a ribbon inscribed 'As you like it'. In front a man seated on the floor holds out a sheet of paper upon which is written 'The Agreeable Surprise'; behind at left a black harlequin holds a stick labelled 'invasion', beside him 'Venice preserved' is draped across a branch. In the distance at right a windmill advertises the diversity of the programme with Farce, Pantomime, Tragedy and Comedy emblazoned on the sails.
De Vesme: 1949; ii/iii. See 21179 & 20530.
[Ref: 21182] £220.00