For the Benefit of Mr Giardini.
[Printed by W. Hinton. St. James's Street. n.d. c.1782.]
Etching and engraving. Plate 197 x 171mm. 7¾ x 6¾". Small margins. Slight foxing.
Ticket for the benefit of Mr Giardini. Mercury seated attaching a string to his lyre whilst a putto holds the lyre to the left. 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: 1930; ii/iv. See Ref: 20519 & 21175 for later states.
[Ref: 21210] £260.00