Habit of Aletes in the Tragedy of Cruesa.Alétes, dans la Tragedie de Creuse.
Hand coloured engraving. Sheet size: 270 x 200mm (10¾ x 8"). Fine original colour. Trimmed inside platemark. Very slight staining bottom left.
The character of 'Aletes' dressed in a heavily embroided costume, holding a sword in his left hand by his side. Plate 230 from 'Collection of the dresses of different nations, antient [sic] and modern. Particularly old English dresses; after the designs of Holbein, Vandyke, Hollar and others, with an account of the authorities from which the figures are taken, and some short historical remarks on the subject. To which are added the habits of the principal characters on the English stage', published by Thomas Jefferys between 1757 - 1772.
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