The Ball at The Mansion House. April XVII. MDCCLXXV. The Right Hon.ble Iohn Wilkes, Lord Mayor.
Etching with engraving in black ink. A very fine impression, mint. Plate 241 x 216mm. 9½ x 8½". Foxed. Very large margins.
Ticket. A young woman is seated with her upper body bear and crowned with flowers, in the right hand she holds a caduceus. Three putti dance on the floor; two fly above holding grapes and a basket of flowers. The host is politician and agitator John Wilkes (1725 - 1797), elected Lord Mayor of London in 1774.
De Vesme: 1963; iii/iv. See Ref 14666 for same state in red/brown ink & 14667 for earlier state. See Ref: 20524 for same state.
[Ref: 21223] £260.00