George Frideric Handel.
[London: J. Harrison] Publish'd as the Act directs Septr. 10 1785.
Copper engraving, 290 x 205mm. 11½ x 8".
Oval portrait of George Frideric Handel (1685 - 1759), composer. Born in Saxony, Handel settled in London in 1712 where for nearly fifty years he poured out opera, oratorios, concertos and occasional music. His Messiah, first performed in Dublin in 1742, became a national institution within his lifetime. For the English translation of Rapin de Thoyras's 'History of England', John Harrison 1784-89.
See BL HS.74/934.
[Ref: 21678] £130.00