Publish'd Sept.r 1st. 1770.
Mezzotint with very large margins, plate 356 x 248mm (14 x 9¾"). Slight crease; good impression.
Giusto Ferdinando Tenducci (c.1735-1790), Italian castrato and composer, holding sheet music. From 1758 to 1765 he was in London where he was heard at both the King's Theatre and the Royal Opera House, after which he spent most his time in London and Italy. He taught singing to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in Paris in 1777-1778, and Mozart, impressed with his teacher's singing abilities, wrote a concert aria for him. Tenducci was also painted by Gainsborough (now in the Barber Institute, Birmingham).
Ex collection of the late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd; CS: 16 II of II.
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