M. Boai, The Chin Chopper.Exhibiting Aug.t 1830, at the Egyptian Hall.
Aquatint, very scarce. Sheet size: 105 x 60mm (4¼ x 2½"). Trimmed inside platemark. Glued to backing sheet. Letterpress biography glued to verso. Slightly foxed.
A full length portrait of Michel Boai, the 'Celebrated Chin Chopper', standing slightly to the right with his fists raised, performing at the Eygptian Hall, Piccadilly, London. Boai was a novel, yet highly talented musical performer, who was famed for playing complex compositions using only his fists and chin, often accompanied on stage with a guitar and violin. He visited and performed in the courts of Munich, Dresden, Berlin, Copenhagen and had great success in London.
[Ref: 34360] £140.00