[The Italian Puppet Show.]
Engraving with original hand colour, rare. Trimmed to oval 160 x 240mm (6½ x 9½"). Trimmed within plate, laid on album paper with the title written in ink underneath.
A street puppet show, with the main character the traditional 'Pulcinella' (Punchinello or Punch), with his wife 'Joan', later Judy. In the audience a fish-wife drops fish from her basket, distracted by the show. This appears to be from a series of acts or amusements making headlines in the mid-1780s.
[Ref: 32836] £160.00