The Celebrated Mrs Clive, late Miss Raftor in the Character of Philida.
Sold by J. Faber at y.e Golden Head in Bloomsbury Square Holbourn.
Mezzotint. Sheet 345 x 245mm, 13½ x 9¾". Trimmed within plate, laid on card.
Catherine Clive (1711-1785), known as Kitty, appearing in Colly Cibber's 'Damon and Phillida'. From a painting by Peter van Bleeck (1697-1764). Clive had a considerable reputation on the London stage. In 1747 she became one of the founding members of David Garrick's acting company. A soprano, Clive would also occasionally sing on the stage, notably portraying Emma and Venus in the world premiere of Thomas Arne's masque 'Alfred' in 1740. When she was still a teenager she married George Clive, a barrister and brother of Clive of India; the marriage did not last and she returned to the stage.
CS: 85. For a similar print in reverse see ref. 23120
[Ref: 23120] £180.00