The Opera House.
London, Published by J. Taylor, High Holborn, 1826.
Etching and aquatint, rare, 160 x 250mm. 6¼ x 9¾". Printer's(?) crease into right side of plate.
Her Majesty's Theatre, Haymarket, London. The name of the theatre changes with the sex of the monarch. The theatre was established by architect and playwright John Vanbrugh, in 1705, as the Queen's Theatre. It first became the King's Theatre in 1714 on the accession of George I. It was renamed Her Majesty's Theatre in 1837. After 1709, the theatre was devoted to Italian opera and was sometimes known informally as The Opera House. Numbered 'Plate III' upper right. From Edward Wedlake Brayley's 'Historical and Descriptive Accounts of the Theatres of London ... Illustrated with a view of each theatre ... drawn and engraved by the late Daniel Havell' (1826)
Abbey 227, 3. BL Cup.402.i.8.
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