London, Publish'd June 24th 1782 by W. Dickinson Engraver & Printseller No 158 New Bond Street.
Mezzotint, 380 x 280mm (15 x 11"). Trimmed to plate; rubbed.
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. Engraved after a portrait by the Bath painter Thomas Beach (bap.1737-d.1806), now in a private collection.
Ex collection of the late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd; CS: 83 ii/ii.
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