Mr Ric.d Randall.This celebrated tenor singer so remarkable for his great strength of voice & unrivalled comic humour was born Sept.r 1st 1736 & educated under Mr Bern.d Gates in the Chapel Royal where he was early noticed & became a great favourite of his late Majesty George the Second by whose command he sung many Solo Anthems; he is the only remaining chorister who sung with Mr Handel in his Oratorios & whose compositions he still performs with most wonderfull effect at the age of 76.
Published May 1812 by [...]
Etching, printed in sepia. 330 x 220mm, 13 x 9¾"
Richard Randall (1736-1828), singer. The name of the engraver and publisher appear to have been erased on the copper plate: the example held by the Royal Academy of Music also lacks these details.
Harvard Vol.III: p.363, 1.
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