[Ticket] Masqued Ball New Club Soho Feby. XXIV. MDCCLXXV [lettered on tablet in image.]
Etched ball invitation, printed in brown ink. In ink verso 42. State before plate reworked and Bartolozzi's name erased. Image 265 x 185mm. 10½ x 7¼". Lacking lower margin. Fold creases as to put in a pocket.
A bacchanal women holding up a tragic mask with a her left hand and lifting her veil with her right. A putto seated to the right holds up the inscribed plaque, seated next to a bunch of grapes; two dramatic masks on the ground in left foreground. This plate has been altered; the putto originally held aloft a basket of fruit and flowers.
See item Ref: 20425 for an early issue of the plate. De Vesme 1959, I of II.
[Ref: 27691] £240.00