[Marlborough Theatricals.] To their Graces the Duke and Duchess of MarlboroughThis Plate is most respectfully Dedicated By their most obliged and most grateful Servant, James Roberts. 'Mrs H. 'Who can behold such Beauty and be silent'. Vide False Delicacy Act 5, sc last.
Publish'd as the Act directs, Dec.r 8th 1788, by J. Roberts, Oxford, & J. Jones, No 75 Great Portland Street, Marylebone.
Mezzotint. 460 x 560mm (18 x 22"). Margins restored.
Two couples: Lord Henry Spencer in the Character of Cecil; Leady Elizabeth Spencer as Lady Betty Lambton; John Spencer as Lord Winworth; & Miss Peshall (daughter of the Rev.d Peshall) as Mrs Hartley. 'False Delicacy', a comic play by the Irish playwright Hugh Kelly aided by David Garrick, premiered at the Drury Lane Theatre in 1768.
CS: 55, second plate, state ii of ii.
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